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Weightlifting at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): St. Michel Arena, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 22, 1976
Date Finished: July 22, 1976
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: BUL Yordan Mitkov
Silver: URS Vardan Militosyan
Bronze: GDR Peter Wenzel

Summary

The favorites in this class were East German [Peter Wenzel], the 1975 World and European Champion, and Bulgarian Yordan Mitkov, runner-up to Wenzel at both meets in 1975. They were tied after the snatch with 145.0 kg, also matched by Soviet lifter [Vartan Militosyan], but Mitkov’s clean & jerk of 190.0 kg brought him the gold medal, with Militosyan placing second and Wenzel winning bronze. Romanian Dragomir Cioroslan originally placed fourth but was disqualified for a doping positive for fencanfamine, a stimulant.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Yordan Mitkov 20 Bulgaria BUL Gold 335.0 OR
2 Vardan Militosyan 26 Soviet Union URS Silver 330.0
3 Peter Wenzel 24 East Germany GDR Bronze 327.5
4 Wolfgang Hübner 24 East Germany GDR 320.0
5 Arvo Ala-Pöntiö 33 Finland FIN 315.0
6 András Stark 26 Hungary HUN 315.0
7 Ondrej Hekel 32 Czechoslovakia TCH 312.5
8 Daniel Zayas 18 Cuba CUB 310.0
9 Norbert Bergmann 22 West Germany FRG 310.0
10 Klaus Groh 21 West Germany FRG 307.5
11 Fred Lowe 28 United States USA 305.0
12 Robert Kabbas 21 Australia AUS 297.5
13 Mehdi Attar Ashrafi 27 Iran IRI 295.0
14 Christian Kinck 20 France FRA 285.0
15 Mohammad Malik Arshad 28 Pakistan PAK 282.5
AC János Komjáti 23 Hungary HUN [135.0]
AC Dragomir Cioroslan 22 Romania ROU [320.0] DQ