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Weightlifting at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): St. Michel Arena, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 18, 1976
Date Finished: July 18, 1976
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: URS Aleksandr Voronin
Silver: HUN György Kőszegi
Bronze: IRI Mohammad Nassiri

Summary

The defending champion was Poland’s Zygmunt Smalcerz and he had won the 1975 World Championships, but Smalcerz failed to make a lift in the snatch and was eliminated. He was expected to be challenged by Iranian Mohammad Nassiri, who was World Champion in 1973-74, and Soviet Aleksandr Voronin, runner-up to Smalcerz at the 1975 Worlds, and the world record holder. The leader after the snatch, however, was Hungarian György Kőszegi. Voronin, the shortest lifter in the event at 144 cm (4-8½), had the best clean & jerk to equal his world record total with 242.5 kg and take the gold medal. Kőszegi took the silver while Nassiri settled for bronze. Nassiri had won a gold medal in 1968 and silver in 1972, both times as a bantamweight.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Aleksandr Voronin 25 Soviet Union URS Gold 242.5 =WR
2 György Kőszegi 25 Hungary HUN Silver 237.5
3 Mohammad Nassiri 30 Iran IRI Bronze 235.0
4 Masatomo Takeuchi 23 Japan JPN 232.5
5 Francisco Casamayor 27 Cuba CUB 227.5
6 Stefan Leletko 22 Poland POL 220.0
7 Boleslav Pachol 28 Czechoslovakia TCH 217.5
8 Daniel Núñez 17 Cuba CUB 215.0
9 Salvador del Rosario 31 Philippines PHI 212.5
10 Im Jae-Ho 22 North Korea PRK 210.0
11 Preecha Chiocharn 31 Thailand THA 210.0
12 Narcisco Orán 23 Panama PAN 202.5
13 Precious McKenzie 40 Great Britain GBR 200.0
14 Ioannis Athanasiadis 29 Greece GRE 197.5
15 Porfirio de León 19 Puerto Rico PUR 190.0
16 Gustavo Quintana 22 Colombia COL 185.0
AC Moustafa Ali Abdel Halim 32 Egypt EGY [90.0]
AC Lajos Szűcs 30 Hungary HUN [95.0]
AC Takeshi Horikoshi 33 Japan JPN [100.0]
AC Zygmunt Smalcerz 35 Poland POL DNF
AC Rafael Ortega 22 Dominican Republic DOM DNF
AC Anil Mondal 24 India IND DNF
AC San Lázaro de la Cruz 26 Dominican Republic DOM DNF