Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Izmaylovo Palace of Sports, Moskva
Date Started: July 22, 1980
Date Finished: July 22, 1980
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
The favorite was likely Soviet [Viktor Mazin] who held the world record, although he had come out of nowhere in early 1980. Mazin won the gold medal with the best lift in both snatch and clean & jerk, although his jerk was matched by Bulgaria’s [Stefan Dimitrov], who won silver. The bronze medal went to Poland’s [Marek Seweryn], who had been the 1979 World Champion and a silver medalist in 1978 as a bantamweight.
|1||Viktor Mazin||26||Soviet Union||URS||Gold||290.0||OR|
|10||Fajsal Matloub Fat'hi||Iraq||IRQ||252.5|
|12||Geoffrey Laws||23||Great Britain||GBR||245.0|
|AC||Paulo de Sene||32||Brazil||BRA||[100.0]|
|AC||Jeffrey Bryce||32||Great Britain||GBR||DNF|