Weightlifting at the Friendship Games

Weightlifting at the Friendship Games was contested at the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna, Bulgaria between 12 and 16 September 1984. 80 athletes competed in 10 events (all men's individual).

World records were broken thirty times during the competition.[1]

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
–52 kg
  Neno Terziyski (BUL)   Béla Oláh (HUN)   Hoi Zong Sou (PRK)
Bantamweight
52–56 kg
  Naim Suleimanov (BUL)   Oksen Mirzoyan (URS)   Gabriel Enseñat (CUB)
Featherweight
56–60 kg
  Stefan Topurov (BUL)   Yurik Sarkisyan (URS)   Anton Kodzabashev (BUL)
Lightweight
60–67.5 kg
  Yanko Rusev (BUL)   Aleksandar Varbanov (BUL)   Marek Seweryn (POL)
Middleweight
67.5–75 kg
  Zdravko Stoichkov (BUL)   Vladimir Kuznetsov (URS)   István Messzi (HUN)
Light-heavyweight
75–82.5 kg
  Yurik Vardanyan (URS)   Asen Zlatev (BUL)   László Király (HUN)
Middle-heavyweight
82.5–90 kg
  Viktor Solodov (URS)   Blagoy Blagoev (BUL)   Andrzej Piotrowski (POL)
First-heavyweight
90-100 kg
  Pavel Kuznetsov (URS)   Andor Szanyi (HUN)   Miloš Čiernik (TCH)
Heavyweight
100-110 kg
  Leonid Taranenko (URS)   Yury Zakharevitch (URS)   Yanko Georgiev (BUL)
Super heavyweight
+110 kg
  Anatoly Pisarenko (URS)   Aleksandr Kurlovich (URS)   Robert Skolimowski (POL)

DetailsEdit

List of top three results in every category.

FlyweightEdit

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
    Neno Terziyski (BUL) 112.5 140 252.5
    Béla Oláh (HUN) 105 127.5 232.5
    Hoi Zong Sou (PRK) 95 132.5 227.5

BantamweightEdit

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
    Naim Suleimanov (BUL) 132.5 165 297.5
    Oksen Mirzoyan (URS) 132.5 162.5 295
    Gabriel Ensebat (CUB) 100 130 230

FeatherweightEdit

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
    Stefan Topurov (BUL) 140 182.5 322.5
    Yurik Sarkisyan (URS) 140 175 315
    Anton Kodzabashev (BUL) 130 165 295

LightweightEdit

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
    Yanko Rusev (BUL) 145 192.5 337.5
    Aleksandar Varbanov (BUL) 145 190 335
    Marek Seweryn (POL) 142.5 172.5 315

MiddleweightEdit

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
    Zdravko Stoichkov (BUL) 167.5 210 377.5
    Vladimir Kuznetsov (URS) 162.5 200 362.5
    István Messzi (HUN) 155 185 340

Light-heavyweightEdit

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
    Yurik Vardanyan (URS) 182.5 222.5 405
    Asen Zlatev (BUL) 175 210 385
    László Király (HUN) 167.5 202.5 370

Middle-heavyweightEdit

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
    Viktor Solodov (URS) 190 232.5 422.5
    Blagoy Blagoev (BUL) 185 215 400
    Andrzej Piotrowski (POL) 170 205 375

First-heavyweightEdit

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
    Pavel Kuznetsov (URS) 187.5 240 427.5
    Andor Szanyi (HUN) 175 215 390
    Milos Čiernik (TCH) 170 215 385

HeavyweightEdit

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
    Leonid Taranenko (URS) 200 242.5 442.5
    Yury Zakharevitch (URS) 197.5 230 427.5
    Yanko Georgiev (BUL) 182.5 230 412.5

Super heavyweightEdit

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
    Anatoly Pisarenko (URS) 200 265 465
    Aleksandr Kurlovich (URS) 210 252.5 462.5
    Robert Skolimowski (POL) 190 225 415

World records brokenEdit

World records were broken thirty times.[1] Some were beaten "off competition" after the competition ended. Often, records were broken multiple times in one category.[1] In such case, only the final record is listed here.

Event Name Nationality Result
Bantamweight – Clean & Jerk Naim Suleimanov   Bulgaria 170.5 kg
Featherweight – Clean & jerk Stefan Topurov   Bulgaria 185 kg
Featherweight – Total Stefan Topurov   Bulgaria 322.5 kg
Lightweight – Clean & Jerk Aleksandar Varbanov   Bulgaria 200 kg
Middleweight – Clean & Jerk Zdravko Stoichkov   Bulgaria 211 kg
Middleweight – Total Zdravko Stoichkov   Bulgaria 377.5 kg
Light-heavyweight – Snatch Yurik Vardanyan   Soviet Union 182.5 kg
Light-heavyweight – Clean & Jerk Yurik Vardanyan   Soviet Union 224 kg
Light-heavyweight – Total Yurik Vardanyan   Soviet Union 405 kg
Middle-heavyweight – Clean & Jerk Viktor Solodov   Soviet Union 233 kg
Middle-heavyweight – Total Viktor Solodov   Soviet Union 422.5 kg
First-heavyweight – Clean & Jerk Pavel Kuznetsov   Soviet Union 241.5 kg
Heavyweight – Snatch Yury Zakharevitch   Soviet Union 200.5 kg
Heavyweight – Total Leonid Taranenko   Soviet Union 442.5 kg
Super heavyweight – Clean & Jerk Anatoly Pisarenko   Soviet Union 265 kg
Super heavyweight – Total Anatoly Pisarenko   Soviet Union 465 kg

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Bulgaria)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)55010
2  Bulgaria (BUL)*53210
3  Hungary (HUN)0224
4  Poland (POL)0033
5  Cuba (CUB)0011
  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0011
  North Korea (PRK)0011
Totals (7 nations)10101030

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Chmielewski (1987), p. 186

ReferencesEdit

  • Chmielewski, Zbigniew; et al. (1987). Na olimpijskim szlaku 1984. Sarajewo, Los Angeles (in Polish). Warsaw: Sport i Turystyka. pp. 186–190, 218. ISBN 83-217-2610-0.
  • Trzciński, Tomasz; et al. (1985). Gwiazdy sportu '84 (in Polish). Warsaw: Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza. p. 91. ISBN 83-03-01177-4.

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