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|