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Weightlifting at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

Weightlifting at the 1996 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 20, 1996
Date Finished: July 20, 1996
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: TUR Halil Mutlu
Silver: CHN Zhang Xiangsen
Bronze: BUL Sevdalin Minchev

Summary

This was the last time this class would be contested at the Olympics, as it was dropped after 1996. The last three World Championships had been won by China’s Zhang Xiangsen (1995), Turkey’s Halil Mutlu (1994), and Bulgaria’s [Ivan Ivanov] (1993). Mutlu took the lead with a world record snatch of 132.5 kg, and maintained it with an Olympic record 155.0 kg in the clean & jerk to win the gold medal over Zhang. The bronze went to Bulgarian Sevdalin Minchev, who had the second best clean & jerk with 152.5 kg, as Ivanov struggled in the snatch, lifting only 112.5 kg, and finished sixth.

Mutlu was a native Bulgarian, born Huben Hubenov. Like his idol, Naim Süleymanoğlu, Mutlu was in the Muslim minority in Bulgaria, so he emigrated to Turkey to compete for that nation. He would win gold medals again in 2000 and 2004 as a bantamweight.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Halil Mutlu 23 Turkey TUR Gold 287.5 OR
2 Zhang Xiangsen 23 China CHN Silver 280.0
3 Sevdalin Minchev 21 Bulgaria BUL Bronze 277.5
4 Lan Shizhang 22 China CHN 275.0
5 Traian Cihărean 27 Romania ROU 265.0
6 Ivan Ivanov 24 Bulgaria BUL 257.5
7 Go Gwang-Gu 23 South Korea KOR 255.0
8 Juan Carlos Fernández 20 Colombia COL 255.0
9 Wang Shin-Yuan 20 Chinese Taipei TPE 250.0
10 Toshiyuki Notomi 25 Japan JPN 250.0
11 Eric Bonnel 21 France FRA 250.0
12 Hari Setiawan 25 Indonesia INA 250.0
13 Marek Gorzelniak 28 Poland POL 245.0
14 Viktor Yansky 26 Uzbekistan UZB 242.5
15 Giovanni Scarantino 30 Italy ITA 240.0
16 Nelson Castro 22 Colombia COL 235.0
17 Johnny Nguyen 21 Australia AUS 232.5
18 Badathala Adisekhar 32 India IND 230.0
19 Vladimirs Morozovs 30 Latvia LAT 222.5
20 Luis Medrano 19 Guatemala GUA 220.0
21 Gino Soupprayen Padiatty 23 Mauritius MRI 200.0
AC Tibor Karczag 28 Hungary HUN NVL