Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): St. Michel Arena, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 20, 1976
Date Finished: July 20, 1976
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
At the last two World Championships, Bulgarian [Georgi Todorov] had won the title, followed by Soviet [Nikolay Kolesnikov]. Todorov also came to Montréal as the world record holder and was favored, but Kolesnikov outlifted him by 2.5 kg in both the snatch and clean & jerk to equal the world record with a total of 285.0 kg, and win the gold medal. Kolesnikov was then allowed a fourth attempt in the clean & jerk and set a world record of 161.5 kg. The bronze medal went to Japan’s Kazumasa Hirai, the 1974 Asian Games champion.
|1||Nikolay Kolesnikov||24||Soviet Union||URS||Gold||285.0||OR|
|8||Om Jong-Guk||32||North Korea||PRK||255.0|
|12||Chua Koon Siong||27||Singapore||SIN||230.0|
|13||Victor Daniels||24||Great Britain||GBR||227.5|