Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall, Nikaia
Date Started: August 18, 2004
Date Finished: August 18, 2004
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
China’s Zhang Guozheng was the heavy favorite after winning the 2002-03 World Championships. He took the lead in the snatch with 160.0 kg, and then lifted 187.5 kg. However, Korean Lee Bae-Yeong bettered his clean & jerk with 190.0 kg, and attempted 195.0 kg, which would have won the gold medal based on bodyweight, but he missed it, settling for silver. Croatian Nikolay Peshalov won the bronze medal, which made him only the third Olympic weightlifter to win four medals, after American Norb Schemansky (1948-64) and German Ronny Weller (1988-2000), a mark that would later be equalled at Athinai by Greek Pyrros Dimas (1992-2004).
|2||Lee Bae-Yeong||24||South Korea||KOR||Silver||342.5|
|10||Kuo Cheng-Wei||22||Chinese Taipei||TPE||297.5|
|12||Abdul Mohsen Al-Bagir||28||Saudi Arabia||KSA||287.5|
|AC||Jafar Al-Bagir||21||Saudi Arabia||KSA||DNF|
|AC||Sayed Mahdi Panzvan||23||Iran||IRI||DNF|