Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Industrial Spain Pavillion, Barcelona
Date Started: August 4, 1992
Date Finished: August 4, 1992
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
Aleksandr Kurlovich was the defending champion and had won the 1989 and 1991 World Championship. He had not competed at the 1990 Worlds, won by his Unified teammate Leonid Taranenko. However, the Barcelona competition was not close, as Kurlovich had a 17.5 kg lead over Taranenko in the snatch and extended that in the clean & jerk to win by 25 kg. The bronze medal went to German Manfred Nerlinger, who had also been runner-up to Kurlovich at the 1991 Worlds and would repeat that finish at the 1993 Worlds. Kurlovich attempted to three-peat in this class at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, but would place fifth.
|1||Aleksandr Kurlovich||30||Unified Team||EUN||Gold||450.0|
|2||Leonid Taranenko||36||Unified Team||EUN||Silver||425.0|
|8||Mario Martinez||35||United States||USA||385.0|
|10||Mark Henry||21||United States||USA||377.5|
|AC||Gilbert Ojadi Aduche||26||Nigeria||NGR||[180.0]|
|AC||Kim Tae-Hyeon||23||South Korea||KOR||DNF|