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Weightlifting at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Middle-Heavyweight

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Industrial Spain Pavillion, Barcelona
Date Started: August 1, 1992
Date Finished: August 1, 1992
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: EUN Akakios Kakiasvili
Silver: EUN Sergey Syrtsov
Bronze: POL Sergiusz Wołczaniecki

Summary

The 1988 gold medalist, Anatoly Khrapaty, had won the 1989 and 1990 World Championships but was then surpassed in the Soviet squad by Sergey Syrtsov, and Khrapaty did not compete at the 1992 Olympics. He later switched allegiance to Kazakhstan and won a silver medal at the 1996 Olympics in the heavyweight I class. Syrtsov took the lead in Barcelona with a snatch of 190.0 kg, but his teammate [K'akhi K'akhiashvili] then cleaned & jerked 235.0 kg, and they tied with 412.5 kg. This gave the gold medal to K’akhiashvili based on lower bodyweight. It seemed an upset as K’akhiashvili had little international reputation, but would prove to be a worthy winner. After emigrating to Greece, he competed under the name Akakios Kakiasvili, and won the 1995 World Championships, before adding Olympic gold medals as a heavyweight I in 1996 and as a middle-heavyweight in 2000. Kakiasvili attempted to win a fourth gold medal in 2004, but did not finish the competition. Syrtsov would also move up in weight, competing in heavyweight II class in Atlanta, where he also won a silver medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Akakios Kakiasvili 23 Unified Team EUN Gold 412.5 =OR
2 Sergey Syrtsov 25 Unified Team EUN Silver 412.5 =OR
3 Sergiusz Wołczaniecki 27 Poland POL Bronze 392.5
4 Kim Byeong-Chan 21 South Korea KOR 380.0
5 Ivan Chakarov 25 Bulgaria BUL 377.5
6 Emilio Lara 21 Cuba CUB 375.0
7 Peter May 26 Great Britain GBR 355.0
8 Harvey Goodman 25 Australia AUS 350.0
9 Cédric Plançon 23 France FRA 345.0
10 István Dudás 20 Hungary HUN 345.0
11 István Halász 26 Hungary HUN 342.5
12 Yun Chol 26 North Korea PRK 340.0
13 Brett Brian 29 United States USA 337.5
14 Yvan Darsigny 26 Canada CAN 335.0
15 Keijo Tahvanainen 33 Finland FIN 335.0
16 Mahmoud Mahgoub 27 Egypt EGY 330.0
17 Janne Kanerva 21 Finland FIN 327.5
18 Keith Boxell 34 Great Britain GBR 322.5
19 Paul Enuki 22 Papua New Guinea PNG 292.5
20 Casiano Tejeda 20 Bolivia BOL 285.0
21 Eric Brown 23 American Samoa ASA 282.5
AC Hassan El-Kaissi 24 Lebanon LIB [152.5]
AC Atallah Abdullah 32 Iraq IRQ DNF