Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Albert Gersten Pavilion, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, USA
Date Started: August 7, 1984
Date Finished: August 7, 1984
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
The Olympic gold in Los Angeles went to Italian Norberto Oberburger, who had never seen an international podium before, but would win a bronze medal at the 1985 World Championships. Oberburger lifted 390.0 kg, which would not have won a medal at the 1984 Friendship Games, won by Soviet Leonid Taranenko, who lifted 442.5 kg, followed by his teammate [Yury Zakharevich,] who totalled 427.5 kg. Zakharevich would win this class at the 1988 Olympics, while Taranenko would win a silver medal as a super-heavyweight at the 1992 Olympics.
|3||Guy Carlton||30||United States||USA||Bronze||377.5|
|4||Frank Seipelt||23||West Germany||FRG||367.5|
|6||Ric Eaton||21||United States||USA||352.5|
|8||Olaf Peters||20||West Germany||FRG||347.5|
|AC||Gary Taylor||23||Great Britain||GBR||[170.0]|