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.
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.
|4||Shahin Nassiri Nia||28||Iran||IRI||392.5|
|5||Julio César Luna||31||Venezuela||VEN||390.0|
|AC||Ramzi Al-Mahrous||22||Saudi Arabia||KSA||[150.0]||DNF|
|AC||Najim Al-Radwan||31||Saudi Arabia||KSA||DNF|