Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Albert Gersten Pavilion, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, USA
Date Started: August 4, 1984
Date Finished: August 4, 1984
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
Soviet Armenian [Yurik Vardanyan] had won this title in 1980, was the world record holder, and was World Champion in 1981 and 1983. He would have been heavily favored but in his absence, Romania’s [Petre Becheru] won the gold medal with a total of 355.0 kg. In comparison, Vardanyan won the 1984 Friendship Games, breaking his own world record with a total of 405.0 kg, while second went to Bulgaria’s [Asen Zlatev] with 380.0 kg. Behind Becheru Australian [Robert Kabbas] won the Olympic silver medal and Japan’s [Ryoji Isaoka] the bronze. Kabbas never won another international medal, but Isaoka won the 1982 Asian Games title in this class and Becheru would win a bronze medal in the 1987 European Championships.
|4||Newton Burrowes||29||Great Britain||GBR||327.5|
|6||Lee Gang-Seok||24||South Korea||KOR||322.5|
|8||Allister Nalder||27||New Zealand||NZL||317.5|
|9||Arn Kritsky||22||United States||USA||315.0|
|10||Michael Bernard||26||New Zealand||NZL||312.5|
|12||Tony Supple||22||Great Britain||GBR||307.5|