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Weightlifting at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 23, 1996
Date Finished: July 23, 1996
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: CHN Zhan Xugang
Silver: PRK Kim Myong-Nam
Bronze: HUN Attila Feri

Summary

There was no clear favorite in this class. The defending champion Israel Militosyan was back but had not featured internationally since 1992. The 1995 World Champion was China’s Zhan Xugang, but earlier in 1996 he had been defeated at the Asian Games by North Korean Kim Myong-Nam, who set world records in both lifts and the total. Militosyan would not be a factor, placing sixth, and Zhan put the contest away with world records in both the snatch and clean & jerk, for a total world record of 357.5 kg. Kim won the silver medal, while the bronze went to Hungarian Attila Feri. Zhan would move up in weight and win a second Olympic gold medal as a middleweight in 2000.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Zhan Xugang 22 China CHN Gold 357.5 WR
2 Kim Myong-Nam 27 North Korea PRK Silver 345.0
3 Attila Feri 27 Hungary HUN Bronze 340.0
4 Plamen Zhelyazkov 24 Bulgaria BUL 335.0
5 Abdel Manaane Yahiaoui 29 Algeria ALG 335.0
6 Israel Militosyan 27 Armenia ARM 335.0
7 Wan Jianhui 21 China CHN 332.5
8 Idalberto Aranda 21 Cuba CUB 332.5
9 Zlatаn Vasilev 23 Bulgaria BUL 330.0
10 Andreas Behm 33 Germany GER 327.5
11 Ergün Batmaz 29 Turkey TUR 325.0
12 Hayk Yeghiazaryan 24 Armenia ARM 325.0
13 Khristos Spyrou 19 Greece GRE 322.5
14 Tim McRae 25 United States USA 322.5
15 Oleksiy Khizhniak 21 Ukraine UKR 320.0
16 Serghei Cretu 24 Moldova MDA 315.0
17 Jouni Grönman 34 Finland FIN 312.5
18 Mojisola Oluwa 23 Nigeria NGR 310.0
19 Noriaki Horikoshi 23 Japan JPN 307.5
20 Rudolf Lukáč 26 Slovakia SVK 302.5
21 André Aldenhov 24 Sweden SWE 300.0
22 Abdalla Al-Sebaei 20 Syria SYR 290.0
23 Samsudeen Kabeer 25 India IND 275.0
24 Marcelo Gandolfo 24 Argentina ARG 260.0
AC Peter Kilapa 26 Papua New Guinea PNG [120.0] DNF
AC Gabriel Lemme 26 Argentina ARG DNF
AC Gábor Molnár 24 Hungary HUN DNF