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Weightlifting at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Weightlifting Hall, Exhibition Lands (Hall 7), München
Date Started: August 27, 1972
Date Finished: August 27, 1972
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: POL Zygmunt Smalcerz
Silver: HUN Lajos Szűcs
Bronze: HUN Sándor Holczreiter


The flyweight division had been added as the lowest weight category to international competition only in 1969. The first world title was won by the USSR's Vladislav Krishinin. A year later, Hungary's [Sándor Holczreiter] claimed the title, but he was disqualified, along with the silver and bronze medallists. This left the world title to [Salvador del Rosario] of the Philippines. The 1971 title was taken by Poland's [Zygmunt Smalcerz], also the 1971 and 1972 European Champion.

Smalczer and Holczreiter both opened with a press of 112.5 kg, with Del Rosario already back 15 kg and out of contention. The snatch was taken by Burma's [Gyi Aung Maung], who beat the world record at 105.0 kg. Smalczer placed second with 100 kg and gained 7.5 kg on Holczreiter. In the final event Smalczer cleared 125.0 kg, but then missed twice at 130.0 kg. As Holczreiter only managed 122.5 kg, the Pole's first place was not threatened, and Holczreiter was in fact passed by his compatriot [Lajos Szűcs], who moved up from third place. The clean & jerk was won by [Pak Dong-Geun], although Indonesia's [Charles Depthios] managed a new world record in a post-competition lift with 132.5 kg. After the event 10th placed [Arjomand Mohamed Nasehi] of Iran was found to have used ephedrine, and was disqualified.

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

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Zygmunt Smalcerz 31 Poland POL Gold 337.5 OR
2 Lajos Szűcs 26 Hungary HUN Silver 330.0
3 Sándor Holczreiter 26 Hungary HUN Bronze 327.5
4 Tetsuhide Sasaki 27 Japan JPN 322.5
5 Gyi Aung Maung 26 Myanmar MYA 320.0
6 Pak Dong-Geun 27 North Korea PRK 317.5
7 Chaiya Sukchinda 37 Thailand THA 312.5
8 Ion Hortopan 31 Romania ROU 310.0
9 Charlie Depthios 32 Indonesia INA 310.0
10 Lester Francel 22 Colombia COL 302.5
11 Anil Mondal 21 India IND 297.5
12 Kyujiro Saito 25 Japan JPN 295.0
13 Chun Hon Chan 37 Canada CAN 292.5
14 Nigel Trance 21 Philippines PHI 290.0
AC Salvador del Rosario 27 Philippines PHI [192.5]
AC Waldemar Korcz 23 Poland POL [195.0]
AC Arjomand Mohamed Nasehi 28 Iran IRI [305.0] DQ