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Weightlifting at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight II

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 29, 1996
Date Finished: July 29, 1996
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: UKR Tymur Taimazov
Silver: RUS Sergey Syrtsov
Bronze: ROU Nicu Vlad

Summary

Ukraine’s Tymur Taimazov had been the silver medalist in 1992 in heavyweight I but moved up in weight and won the World Championships in this class in 1993-94. Injured in 1995, that title was won by his teammate Ihor Razoronov. The expected competition between the two in Atlanta never occurred, however, as Razoronov injured his back in warm-ups and had to withdraw from the event. The leader after the snatch was Romanian Nicu Vlad, the 1984 Olympic middle-heavyweight champion, who lifted 197.5 kg. Taimazov lifted 195.0 kg, tied with Sergey Syrtsov, the 1992 middle-heavyweight silver medalist. Taimazov then lifted 227.5 kg in the clean & jerk on his first attempt, which won him the gold medal. He later lifted a world 235.0 kg to win by 10 kg with Syrtsov winning silver and Vlad the bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Tymur Taimazov 25 Ukraine UKR Gold 430.0 OR
2 Sergey Syrtsov 29 Russia RUS Silver 420.0
3 Nicu Vlad 32 Romania ROU Bronze 420.0
4 Vladimir Yemelyanov 26 Belarus BLR 407.5
5 Cui Wenhua 22 China CHN 405.0
6 Wes Barnett 26 United States USA 395.0
7 Ara Vardanyan 21 Armenia ARM 395.0
8 Dariusz Osuch 27 Poland POL 392.5
9 Mario Kalinke 22 Germany GER 390.0
10 Viktors Ščerbatihs 21 Latvia LAT 390.0
11 Dimitri Prochorow 27 Germany GER 390.0
12 Konstantine Starikovitch 30 United States USA 387.5
13 Jeon Sang-Seok 26 South Korea KOR 380.0
14 Janne Kanerva 25 Finland FIN 360.0
15 Hisaya Yoshimoto 23 Japan JPN 360.0
16 Valentin Manushev 28 Uzbekistan UZB 350.0
17 Nopadol Wanwang 18 Thailand THA 317.5
18 Shirish Rummun 25 Mauritius MRI 287.5
19 Ali Kavuma 29 Uganda UGA 260.0
AC Sergey Flerko 23 Russia RUS [185.0] DNF
AC Gennady Shchekalo 28 Belarus BLR [175.0] DNF
AC Oleng Panatidis 25 Greece GRE DNF
AC Ihor Razoronov 26 Ukraine UKR DNF