Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): St. Michel Arena, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 26, 1976
Date Finished: July 26, 1976
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
The results in this event were significantly affected by the doping controls after the event ended. Bulgaria’s Valentin Khristov, 1975 World Champion, lifted 400.0 kg and seemed to have won the gold medal, but he was disqualified for detection of an anabolic steroid, although a pre-Olympic test had been negative. This gave the gold medal to Soviet Yury Zaytsev, who had been silver medalist at the 1976 European Championships, and bronze medalist at the 1974 Worlds. American Mark Cameron originally finished fifth, but he was also disqualified for anabolic steroids.
|1||Yury Zaytsev||25||Soviet Union||URS||Gold||385.0||OR|
|5||Jürgen Ciezki||24||East Germany||GDR||372.5|
|12||Gary Drinnon||26||United States||USA||352.5|
|14||John Burns||27||Great Britain||GBR||347.5|
|15||Rory Barrett||30||New Zealand||NZL||342.5|
|AC||Mark Cameron||23||United States||USA||[375.0]||DQ|
|AC||Brian Strange||22||Great Britain||GBR||DNF|