Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Industrial Spain Pavillion, Barcelona
Date Started: July 26, 1992
Date Finished: July 26, 1992
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
Bulgarian [Ivan Ivanov] had won the last three World Championships and was heavily favored in Barcelona. He managed to win the gold medal but in a very close contest. Ivanov was tied after the snatch with China’s Lin Qisheng but was able to outlift Lin by 2.5 kg in the clean & jerk to clinch the gold. Ivanov would compete again at Atlanta in 1996, placing sixth. The bronze medal in Barcelona went to Romanian Traian Cihărean who had also won a bronze medal at the 1989 World Championships.
|4||Go Gwang-Gu||19||South Korea||KOR||252.5|
|6||Gil Nam-Su||19||North Korea||PRK||235.0|
|8||José Andrés Ibáñez||26||Spain||ESP||227.5|
|12||Ansela Marlen Wijewickrema||20||Sri Lanka||SRI||212.5|
|AC||Kim Myong-Sik||23||North Korea||PRK||DNF|