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Weightlifting at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight II

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Olympic Weightlifting Gymnasium, Olympic Park, Seoul
Date Started: September 27, 1988
Date Finished: September 27, 1988
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: URS Yury Zakharevich
Silver: HUN József Jacsó
Bronze: GDR Ronny Weller

Summary

Soviet Yury Zakharevich was the overwhelming favorite, having won the 1985-87 World Championships, with nobody coming within 20 kg of his totals. He won the gold medal in Seoul by 27.5 kg, continuing his dominance, setting two world records in the snatch, a world record clean & jerk, and a world record total, bettering his previous mark. Hungarian József Jacsó was the silver medalist, followed by East German Ronny Weller winning bronze. Weller would eventually compete at five Olympics, winning this class in 1992 for the re-unified German team, and then winning silver medals in both 1996 and 2000 as a super-heavyweight.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Yury Zakharevich 25 Soviet Union URS Gold 455.0 WR
2 József Jacsó 26 Hungary HUN Silver 427.5
3 Ronny Weller 19 East Germany GDR Bronze 425.0
4 Michael Schubert 20 East Germany GDR 425.0
5 Aleksandr Popov 28 Soviet Union URS 420.0
6 Norberto Oberburger 27 Italy ITA 415.0
7 Stanisław Małysa 28 Poland POL 395.0
8 Frank Seipelt 27 West Germany FRG 387.5
9 Rickard Nilsson 27 Sweden SWE 375.0
10 Frank Juul Strømbo 25 Denmark DEN 367.5
11 Rich Schutz 43 United States USA 360.0
12 Mark Thomas 25 Great Britain GBR 360.0
13 Jeff Michels 27 United States USA 360.0
14 Omar Yousfi 32 Algeria ALG 310.0
15 Pius Ochieng 28 Kenya KEN 295.0
16 Tauama Timoti 29 American Samoa ASA 260.0
17 Milan Cukovic 43 Guam GUM 220.0
AC Eduard Ohlinger 21 West Germany FRG [175.0]
AC Anton Baraniak 37 Czechoslovakia TCH [175.0]
AC Andrew Davies 21 Great Britain GBR DNF