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Weightlifting at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Shibuya Kokaido, Shibuya, Tokyo
Date Started: October 16, 1964
Date Finished: October 16, 1964
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: URS Rudolf Plyukfelder
Silver: HUN Géza Tóth
Bronze: HUN Győző Veres

Summary

Hungarian Győző Veres was a solid favorite in this class, as the world record holder and World Champion in 1962-63. He was expected to be opposed by his countryman [Géza Tóth], with Soviet Rudolf Plyukfelder considered to have medal chances. Veres seemed to cement his favorite status when he pressed 155.0 kg to lead Plyukfelder by 5 kg, but Plyukfelder snatched 142.5 kg and when Veres missed his final snatch of 137.5 kg, Plyukfelder took the lead. He then jerked 182.5 kg and when Veres missed his second and third attempts at 187.5 kg, Plyukfelder had the gold medal. Tóth and Veres tied at 467.5 kg, 7.5 kg back, with Tóth winning silver on bodyweight.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Rudolf Plyukfelder 36 Soviet Union URS Gold 475.0 OR
2 Géza Tóth 32 Hungary HUN Silver 467.5
3 Győző Veres 28 Hungary HUN Bronze 467.5
4 Jerzy Kaczkowski 26 Poland POL 457.5
5 Gary Cleveland 22 United States USA 455.0
6 Lee Hyeong-U 22 South Korea KOR 452.5
7 Kaarlo Kangasniemi 23 Finland FIN 450.0
8 Karl Arnold 23 Germany GER 440.0
9 Jaakko Kailajärvi 23 Finland FIN 435.0
10 Sylvanus Blackman 31 Great Britain GBR 427.5
11 Stancho Penchev 24 Bulgaria BUL 425.0
12 Reza Estaki 27 Iran IRI 420.0
13 Mohamed Amer El-Hanafi 29 Egypt EGY 417.5
14 Fortunato Rijna 26 Netherlands Antilles AHO 410.0
15 George Manners 26 Great Britain GBR 410.0
16 René Battaglia 24 Monaco MON 407.5
17 George Vakakis 20 Australia AUS 405.0
18 Gerhard Hastik 25 Austria AUT 397.5
19 Artemio Rocamora 30 Philippines PHI 390.0
20 Mustapha Adnane Morocco MAR 390.0
21 Cheng Cheng-Chung 28 Chinese Taipei TPE 385.0
AC Martín Eguiguren 23 Argentina ARG [110.0]
AC Marcel Paterni 28 France FRA [280.0]
AC Lim Hiang Kok 35 Malaysia MAS DNF