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Weightlifting at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 26, 1996
Date Finished: July 26, 1996
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: GRE Pyrros Dimas
Silver: GER Marc Huster
Bronze: POL Andrzej Cofalik

Summary

Pyrros Dimas was the 1992 gold medalist and had won the 1993 and 1995 World Championships. He failed to win the 1994 Worlds when he missed all three of his clean & jerk attempts, as that title was won by German Marc Huster. The two tied at the 1995 Worlds, but Dimas won on lower bodyweight, so this was expected to be a close contest between the two. However, when Dimas snatched a world record 180.0 kg, he made it very difficult for Huster, who was 10 kg behind. Both lifted world records of 212.5 kg, as Dimas defended his gold medal with a total of 392.5 kg. At Sydney, the two would renew their rivalry with the same result, but in 2000 they would tie on total weight, Dimas winning his third gold medal because of lower bodyweight. Dimas would also win a bronze medal in this class at the 2004 Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Pyrros Dimas 24 Greece GRE Gold 392.5 WR
2 Marc Huster 26 Germany GER Silver 382.5
3 Andrzej Cofalik 27 Poland POL Bronze 372.5
4 Kiril Kounev 28 Australia AUS 370.0
5 Vadim Vacarciuc 23 Moldova MDA 367.5
6 Sergo Chakhoyan 26 Armenia ARM 365.0
7 Dursun Sevinç 24 Turkey TUR 362.5
8 Krastyu Milev 26 Bulgaria BUL 360.0
9 Bidzina Mikiashvili 28 Georgia GEO 360.0
10 Rishat Mansurov 27 Kazakhstan KAZ 337.5
11 Tofiq Heydərov 24 Azerbaijan AZE 330.0
12 Anthony Arthur 24 Great Britain GBR 327.5
13 Serge Tremblay 23 Canada CAN 327.5
14 Wu Tsai-Fu 25 Chinese Taipei TPE 312.5
15 Dainis Zīlītis 26 Latvia LAT 312.5
16 Kuo Tai-Chih 22 Chinese Taipei TPE 290.0
17 Rupeni Varea 27 Fiji FIJ 265.0
18 Steven Baccus 18 Seychelles SEY 260.0
AC Oleksandr Blyshchyk 30 Ukraine UKR [167.5] DNF
AC Kuanysh Rymkulov 24 Kazakhstan KAZ DNF