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Weightlifting at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall, Nikaia
Date Started: August 15, 2004
Date Finished: August 15, 2004
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: TUR Halil Mutlu
Silver: CHN Wu Meijin
Bronze: TUR Sedat Artuç

Summary

Turkey’s Halil Mutlu was the defending champion and had won the flyweight gold medal at the 1996 Olympics. He won the 2001 World Championship, but was then out for a year with a torn biceps tendon and a rotator cuff tear. In 2003 he won the World title again, but as a featherweight. While he was out of this class in 2002-03, China’s Wu Meijin won both World Championships. These two were expected to battle for gold in Athinai, but Mutlu put the title away early, lifting 135.0 kg in the snatch and 160.0 kg in the clean & jerk, leading both lifts, as Wu won the silver medal. Mutlu became only the fourth weightlifter to win three consecutive Olympic medals, after his countryman, Naim Suleymanoğlu, and Greeks Pyrros Dimas and Akakios Kakiasvili.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Halil Mutlu 31 Turkey TUR Gold 295.0
2 Wu Meijin 24 China CHN Silver 287.5
3 Sedat Artuç 28 Turkey TUR Bronze 280.0
4 Vitaly Derbenyov 28 Belarus BLR 280.0
5 Óscar Figueroa 21 Colombia COL 280.0
6 Adrian Ioan Jigău 34 Romania ROU 275.0
7 László Tancsics 26 Hungary HUN 272.5
8 Jadi Setiadi 19 Indonesia INA 262.5
9 Nelson Castro 30 Colombia COL 262.5
10 Mohammed Ali 23 Iraq IRQ 255.0
11 Ahmed Saad 17 Egypt EGY 232.5
AC Masaharu Yamada 24 Japan JPN DNF
AC Nafaa Benami 29 Algeria ALG DNF
AC Mohamed Faizal Baharom 22 Malaysia MAS DNF
AC Yang Chin-Yi 23 Chinese Taipei TPE DNF
AC Wang Shin-Yuan 28 Chinese Taipei TPE DNF
AC Eric Bonnel 29 France FRA DNF