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Weightlifting at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Izmaylovo Palace of Sports, Moskva
Date Started: July 21, 1980
Date Finished: July 21, 1980
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: CUB Daniel Núñez
Silver: URS Yuri Sarkisyan
Bronze: POL Tadeusz Dembończyk

Summary

None of the medalists from 1976 had returned but the 1978 World Champion, Cuban Daniel Núñez, was in Moskva. He put the gold medal away with a world record snatch of 125.0 kg, although Soviet Armenian Yuri Sarkisyan cleaned & jerked a world record 157.5 kg to take the silver medal. The bronze appeared to be a tie between Poland’s Tadeusz Dembończyk and East German Andreas Letz, who both lifted 265.0 kg and both had weighed 55.6 kg at the weigh-in. They were re-weighed after the competition, with Dembończyk getting the bronze medal, another example, as in the flyweight class, of a medal awarded because one guy sweated more than the other.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Daniel Núñez 21 Cuba CUB Gold 275.0 WR
2 Yuri Sarkisyan 18 Soviet Union URS Silver 270.0
3 Tadeusz Dembończyk 24 Poland POL Bronze 265.0
4 Andreas Letz 18 East Germany GDR 265.0
5 Yang Eui-Yong 28 North Korea PRK 262.5
6 Imre Stefanovics 25 Hungary HUN 260.0
7 Gheorghe Maftei 25 Romania ROU 247.5
8 Petre Pavel 22 Romania ROU 245.0
9 Choe Jong-Sop 20 North Korea PRK 242.5
10 Ioannis Sidiropoulos 23 Greece GRE 242.5
11 Ahmed Tarbi 26 Algeria ALG 240.0
12 Abdul Karim Gizar Iraq IRQ 240.0
13 Arvo Ojalehto 23 Finland FIN 237.5
14 Johnny Helsing 24 Sweden SWE 232.5
15 Pertti Torikka 25 Sweden SWE 230.0
16 Lorry Orsini 20 Australia AUS 220.0
17 Ali Shalabi Libya LBA 215.0
18 Ashok Kumar Karki 24 Nepal NEP 145.0
AC Tamil Selwan Muniswamy 25 India IND [100.0]
AC Bruno Lebrun 23 France FRA [105.0]
AC György Kőszegi 29 Hungary HUN [110.0]