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|