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Weightlifting at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Industrial Spain Pavillion, Barcelona
Date Started: July 29, 1992
Date Finished: July 29, 1992
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: EUN Israel Militosyan
Silver: BUL Yoto Yotov
Bronze: GER Andreas Behm

Summary

Armenian Israel Militosyan had won the silver medal in this class at Seoul in 1988 but had since struggled to beat Bulgarian Yoto Yotov. Yotov won the European Championships in 1990-92 and the World Championships in 1991 and came in as the favorite. However, Militosyan outlifted him in both the snatch and the clean & jerk to win the gold medal. Militosyan’s brother, Vardan, was his coach, and he had also won a silver medal in the 1976 middleweight class. They embraced tearfully after the gold medal, in memory of their sister, brother, and uncle, who had recently been killed in an earthquake that had destroyed their hometown of Gumari shortly after the 1988 Olympics. Israel Militosyan would return in 1996, placing sixth in this class at Atlanta. Yotov would compete in Atlanta as well, winning another silver medal in the middleweight division.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Israel Militosyan 23 Unified Team EUN Gold 337.5
2 Yoto Yotov 23 Bulgaria BUL Silver 327.5
3 Andreas Behm 29 Germany GER Bronze 320.0
4 Abdel Manaane Yahiaoui 25 Algeria ALG 315.0
5 Jouni Grönman 30 Finland FIN 305.0
6 Eyne Acevedo 22 Colombia COL 300.0
7 Im Sang-Ho 24 North Korea PRK 300.0
8 Tim McRae 21 United States USA 297.5
9 Noriaki Horikoshi 19 Japan JPN 295.0
10 Vernon Patao 22 United States USA 290.0
11 Fatmir Bushi 28 Albania ALB 290.0
12 Attila Feri 23 Romania ROU 290.0
13 Sokol Bishanaku 21 Albania ALB 282.5
14 José Alexander Medina 22 Venezuela VEN 280.0
15 Mohamed Meziane 25 Morocco MAR 265.0
AC Wang Yong 24 China CHN [140.0]
AC Fernando Mariaca 33 Spain ESP DNF
AC Kazem Panjavi 25 Iran IRI DNF