Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 21, 1996
Date Finished: July 21, 1996
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
The three favorites were Greek Leonidas Sabanis and Bulgarian Nikolay Peshalov, who had won the last three World Championships, Sabanis in 1995 and Peshalov in 1993-94, and China’s [Tang Ningsheng], the world record holder. All three tied with 137.5 kg in the snatch, but Tang won the gold medal with a world record equalling clean & jerk of 170.0 kg. Sabanis won the silver with his jerk of 167.5 kg, while Peshalov missed his first two lifts in the clean & jerk, and had to settle for 165.0 kg on his final attempt, and the bronze medal. Peshalov would win an Olympic gold medal, but as a featherweight and at Sydney in 2000, with Sabanis the silver medalist in that event.
|9||Bryan Jacob||27||United States||USA||272.5|
|10||Petr Stanislav||23||Czech Republic||CZE||255.0|
|13||César Rodríguez||22||Puerto Rico||PUR||242.5|
|15||Bonayan Al-Dosari||23||Saudi Arabia||KSA||227.5|
|AC||Jeon Byeong-Gwan||26||South Korea||KOR||DNF|