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Weightlifting at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): St. Michel Arena, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 20, 1976
Date Finished: July 20, 1976
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: URS Nikolay Kolesnikov
Silver: BUL Georgi Todorov
Bronze: JPN Kazumasa Hirai


At the last two World Championships, Bulgarian [Georgi Todorov] had won the title, followed by Soviet [Nikolay Kolesnikov]. Todorov also came to Montréal as the world record holder and was favored, but Kolesnikov outlifted him by 2.5 kg in both the snatch and clean & jerk to equal the world record with a total of 285.0 kg, and win the gold medal. Kolesnikov was then allowed a fourth attempt in the clean & jerk and set a world record of 161.5 kg. The bronze medal went to Japan’s [Kazumasa Hirai], the 1974 Asian Games champion.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsSnatchClean & Jerk

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Nikolay Kolesnikov 24 Soviet Union URS Gold 285.0 OR
2 Georgi Todorov 23 Bulgaria BUL Silver 280.0
3 Kazumasa Hirai 26 Japan JPN Bronze 275.0
4 Takashi Saito 23 Japan JPN 262.5
5 Eduward Weitz 30 Israel ISR 262.5
6 Davoud Maleki 23 Iran IRI 260.0
7 Pedro Fuentes 19 Cuba CUB 257.5
8 Om Jong-Guk 32 North Korea PRK 255.0
9 Andrés Santoyo 24 Mexico MEX 250.0
10 Peppino Tanti 34 Italy ITA 247.5
11 Dominique Bidard 21 France FRA 245.0
12 Chua Koon Siong 27 Singapore SGP 230.0
13 Victor Daniels 24 Great Britain GBR 227.5
AC Antoni Pawlak 25 Poland POL [120.0]
AC Todor Todorov 28 Bulgaria BUL DNF
AC Jan Łostowski 25 Poland POL DNF
AC Arne Norrback 38 Sweden SWE DQ