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Weightlifting at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Super-Heavyweight

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall, Nikaia
Date Started: August 25, 2004
Date Finished: August 25, 2004
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: IRI Hossein Reza Zadeh
Silver: LAT Viktors Ščerbatihs
Bronze: BUL Veliçko Çolakov

Summary

Not so much a competition as a coronation, the gold medal in this event went to Iranian Hossein Reza Zadeh, who was the defending champion and had won the 2002-03 World Championships. Reza Zadeh led after the snatch with 210.0 kg, and then lifted a world record 262.5 kg in the clean & jerk, matching his world record total of 472.5 kg. His clean & jerk was re-measured at 263.5 kg for record purposes. German Ronny Weller had been the silver medalist in this class in 1996 and 2000, and had won medals at the last four Olympics. Attempting to become the first weightlifter to win five medals, he injured himself on his second snatch, and dropped out of the competition. Latvia’s Viktors Ščerbatihs won silver, although well behind Reza Zadeh, and he would return in 2008 and add a bronze medal in the class.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Hossein Reza Zadeh 26 Iran IRI Gold 472.5 =OR
2 Viktors Ščerbatihs 29 Latvia LAT Silver 455.0
3 Veliçko Çolakov 22 Bulgaria BUL Bronze 447.5
4 Hennadiy Krasylnykov 27 Ukraine UKR 440.0
5 Oleksiy Kolokoltsev 23 Ukraine UKR 437.5
6 Paweł Najdek 31 Poland POL 430.0
7 Shane Hamman 32 United States USA 430.0
8 An Yong-Gwon 21 South Korea KOR 427.5
9 Igor Khalilov 32 Uzbekistan UZB 420.0
10 Grzegorz Kleszcz 26 Poland POL 415.0
11 Mohamed Masoud 20 Egypt EGY 405.0
12 Takanobu Iwazaki 29 Japan JPN 385.0
13 Joel Bran 22 Guatemala GUA 370.0
14 Itte Detenamo 17 Nauru NRU 347.5
AC Stian Grimseth 32 Norway NOR DNF
AC Ronny Weller 35 Germany GER DNF
AC Ashot Danielyan 30 Armenia ARM DNF