Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Industrial Spain Pavillion, Barcelona
Date Started: August 2, 1992
Date Finished: August 2, 1992
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
This class was wide open as nobody had been able dominate since the 1988 Olympics. The gold medal eventually went to Russian [Viktor Tregubov], competing for the Unified Team. Tregubov had the best lift in both the snatch and clean & jerk, defeating his Unified teamate [Tymur Taimazov] by 7.5 kg. Tregubov had no previous international reputation but did win the 1993 World Championships for Russia as a middle-heavyweight. Taimazov was also an international newcomer but won the World Championships in this class in 1993-94. The bronze medal went to Poland’s [Waldemar Malak], who sadly died in an automobile accident only three months after the Barcelona Olympics ended.
|1||Viktor Tregubov||27||Unified Team||EUN||Gold||410.0|
|2||Tymur Taimazov||21||Unified Team||EUN||Silver||402.5|
|13||Jeong Dae-Jin||20||South Korea||KOR||362.5|
|15||Wes Barnett||22||United States||USA||352.5|
|16||Choi Dong-Gil||22||South Korea||KOR||345.0|
|17||Abdollah Fatemi Rika||33||Iran||IRI||340.0|
|19||Kim Lynge Pedersen||27||Denmark||DEN||335.0|
|AC||Sam Nunuke Pera||23||Cook Islands||COK||DNF|
|AC||David Langon||25||United States||USA||DNF|