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|