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Weightlifting at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Izmaylovo Palace of Sports, Moskva
Date Started: July 20, 1980
Date Finished: July 20, 1980
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: URS Kanybek Osmonaliyev
Silver: PRK Ho Bong-Chol
Bronze: PRK Han Gyong-Si


This was the closest competition in Olympic weightlifting history with the first four lifters all registering the same weight. The gold medal went to Soviet [Kanybek Osmonaliyev] who had won the 1978-79 World Championships on bodyweight, as Osmonaliyev was 0.2 kg lighter than North Korean [Ho Bong-Chol]. Ho’s teammate [Han Gyong-Si] and Hungarian [Béla Oläh] had both weighed the same at 52.0 kg (0.1 kg more than Ho) prior to the competition so they were re-weighed after the event ended, and Han was awarded the bronze medal as by then he weighed 0.1 kg less than Oläh. So in this case, Han Gyong-Si became an Olympic medalist because he sweated more than the other guy.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsSnatchClean & Jerk

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Kanybek Osmonaliyev 26 Soviet Union URS Gold 245.0 OR
2 Ho Bong-Chol 20 North Korea PRK Silver 245.0 OR
3 Han Gyong-Si 26 North Korea PRK Bronze 245.0 OR
4 Béla Oláh 24 Hungary HUN 245.0 OR
5 Stefan Leletko 26 Poland POL 240.0
6 Ferenc Hornyák 22 Hungary HUN 237.5
7 Francisco Casamayor 31 Cuba CUB 232.5
8 Adyaagiin Jügdernamjil 27 Mongolia MGL 215.0
9 Gaetano Tosto 32 Italy ITA 215.0
10 Ioannis Katsaidonis 23 Greece GRE 207.5
11 Humberto Fuentes 18 Venezuela VEN 207.5
12 Giuseppe Chiapparo 22 Belgium BEL 200.0
13 Raúl Diniz 29 Portugal POR 197.5
14 Imade Kadro 21 Syria SYR 190.0
15 Almabruk Mahmud Mahmud Libya LBA 190.0
16 Durval de Moraes 20 Brazil BRA 187.5
AC Karunagaran Ekambaram 26 India IND [90.0]
AC Dorjiin Enkhbaatar 26 Mongolia MGL [90.0]