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|