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Weightlifting at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): Theatre of the Insurgents, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 13, 1968
Date Finished: October 13, 1968
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: IRI Mohammad Nassiri
Silver: HUN Imre Földi
Bronze: POL Henryk Trębicki


This class brought together two of the greatest small lifters of the 1960s – Hungary’s [Imre Földi] and Iran’s [Mohammad Nassiri]. There had been no World Championships in 1967 but at the 1966 meet they had finished 2-3 behind the defending champion, [Aleksey Vakhonin] of the Soviet Union, but he was no longer on the Soviet team because of undisclosed transgressions. In his absence Nassiri and Földi fought it out with Földi leading after the press and snatch by 10 kg, but Nassiri called for 150 kg in the clean & jerk, 9 kg above his own world record, and successfully lifted it to tie Földi with 367.5 kg, equalling the world record. Based on bodyweight, Nassiri won the gold medal and Földi silver. In 1972 at München they would reverse those positions, with Földi winning gold. Nassiri’s 150 kg lift in the clean & jerk would not be bettered at the Olympics until 1980.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsMilitary PressSnatchClean & Jerk2nd Phase Summary

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Mohammad Nassiri 23 Iran IRI Gold 367.5 =WR
2 Imre Földi 30 Hungary HUN Silver 367.5 =WR
3 Henryk Trębicki 27 Poland POL Bronze 357.5
4 Gennady Chetin 25 Soviet Union URS 352.5
5 Shiro Ichinoseki 24 Japan JPN 350.0
6 Fernando Báez 27 Puerto Rico PUR 345.0
7 Atanas Kirov 22 Bulgaria BUL 335.0
8 Chaiya Sukchinda 33 Thailand THA 330.0
9 Precious McKenzie 32 Great Britain GBR 330.0
10 Kurt Pittner 25 Austria AUT 322.5
11 Chun Hon Chan 33 Canada CAN 310.0
12 Tung Chye Hong 23 Singapore SGP 302.5
13 Alex Martínez 29 El Salvador ESA 267.5
AC Salvador del Rosario 23 Philippines PHI DNF
AC Charlie Depthios 28 Indonesia INA DNF
AC Arturo Dandan 30 Philippines PHI DNF
AC Guillermo Boyd 30 Panama PAN DNF
AC Anthony Phillips 28 Barbados BAR DNF
AC Chen Kue-Sen 21 Chinese Taipei TPE DNF
AC Mohamed Herit 31 Egypt EGY [195.0]