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Weightlifting at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Super-Heavyweight

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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.

Gold: EUN Aleksandr Kurlovich
Silver: EUN Leonid Taranenko
Bronze: GER Manfred Nerlinger

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Aleksandr Kurlovich 30 Unified Team EUN Gold 450.0
2 Leonid Taranenko 36 Unified Team EUN Silver 425.0
3 Manfred Nerlinger 31 Germany GER Bronze 412.5
4 Ernesto Agüero 22 Cuba CUB 412.5
5 Mitko Mitev 22 Bulgaria BUL 400.0
6 Jiří Zubrický 28 Czechoslovakia TCH 392.5
7 Erdinç Aslan 24 Turkey TUR 390.0
8 Mario Martinez 35 United States USA 385.0
9 Martin Zawieja 29 Germany GER 380.0
10 Mark Henry 21 United States USA 377.5
11 Steve Kettner 23 Australia AUS 375.0
12 Vanni Lauzana 31 Italy ITA 370.0
13 Anders Bergström 25 Sweden SWE 365.0
14 Raimonds Bergmanis 25 Latvia LAT 362.5
15 Reda El-Batoty 28 Egypt EGY 360.0
16 Rickard Nilsson 31 Sweden SWE 350.0
17 Rolando Marchinares 25 Peru PER 347.5
18 Mustafa Ahshad 21 Libya LBA 305.0
AC Gilbert Ojadi Aduche 26 Nigeria NGR [180.0]
AC Kim Tae-Hyeon 23 South Korea KOR DNF