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Weightlifting at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Middle-Heavyweight

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall, Nikaia
Date Started: August 23, 2004
Date Finished: August 23, 2004
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: BUL Milen Dobrev
Silver: RUS Khadzhimurat Akkayev
Bronze: RUS Eduard Tyukin

Summary

Greek Akakios Kakiasvili had won this class in 1992 and 2000, and in 1996, won Olympic gold in the heavyweight I class. He was attempting to become the first Olympic weightlifter to win four gold medals, but Kakiasvili lifted only 180.0 kg in the snatch and was well behind. In the clean & jerk he missed all three lifts and was eliminated. The gold medal went to Bulgarian [Milan Dobrev], the 2003 World Champion, who led after the snatch with 187.5 kg, and equalled Russian Khadzhimurat Akkayev’s clean & jerk of 220.0 kg to win the gold medal. Akkayev won silver, followed by his countryman Eduard Tyukin. Fourth-place went to Iranian Shahin Nassiri Nia, who had been favored to win gold at Sydney as a light-heavyweight, but dislocated his shoulder on his first snatch attempt, eliminating him from the event.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Milen Dobrev 24 Bulgaria BUL Gold 407.5
2 Khadzhimurat Akkayev 19 Russia RUS Silver 405.0
3 Eduard Tyukin 26 Russia RUS Bronze 397.5
4 Shahin Nassiri Nia 28 Iran IRI 392.5
5 Julio César Luna 31 Venezuela VEN 390.0
6 Hakan Yılmaz 22 Turkey TUR 390.0
7 Bakhyt Akhmetov 25 Kazakhstan KAZ 390.0
8 Anatoliy Mushyk 23 Ukraine UKR 387.5
9 Santiago Martínez 21 Spain ESP 382.5
10 Eugen Bratan 23 Moldova MDA 380.0
11 Nikos Kourtidis 18 Greece GRE 377.5
12 Yoandry Hernández 24 Cuba CUB 375.0
13 Tadeusz Drzazga 29 Poland POL 370.0
14 Arsen Kasabijew 16 Georgia GEO 362.5
15 Əlibəy Səmədov 22 Azerbaijan AZE 360.0
16 Asghar Ebrahimi 22 Iran IRI 355.0
17 Darío Lecman 32 Argentina ARG 340.0
18 Furkat Saidov 17 Uzbekistan UZB 320.0
19 Junior Faro 26 Aruba ARU 307.5
AC Akakios Kakiasvili 35 Greece GRE [180.0] DNF
AC Nikolay Kolev 26 Bulgaria BUL [177.5] DNF
AC Ramzi Al-Mahrous 22 Saudi Arabia KSA [150.0] DNF
AC Nizami Paşayev 23 Azerbaijan AZE DNF
AC Najim Al-Radwan 31 Saudi Arabia KSA DNF
AC Vadim Vacarciuc 31 Moldova MDA DNF