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Weightlifting at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Albert Gersten Pavilion, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, USA
Date Started: July 29, 1984
Date Finished: July 29, 1984
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: CHN Zeng Guoqiang
Silver: CHN Zhou Peishun
Bronze: JPN Kazushito Manabe


The reigning World Champion, [Neno Terziyski] of Bulgaria, was not competing due to the Soviet-led boycott. He would win the Friendship Games competition, held a week after the Olympics, with a total weight of 252.5 kg, which would have easily won him the Olympic gold. Of the active competitors, only [Kazushito Manabe] had medalled before internationally, having claimed bronze at the 1981 World Championships. At the 1983 Moscow Worlds, he had been 5th.

In competition, Manabe would be challenged by two Chinese lifters, the first to compete since the 1936 Berlin Games. [Zhou Peishun] had been 7th in the Moscow World Championships, but he was challenged by his 19-year-old countryman, [Zeng Guoqiang]. While trailing Zhou after the snatch, Zeng made up the difference in the clean & jerk. As both Chinese lifters were tied, the winner was Zeng, who had weighed in at 51.70 kg, 0.1 kg less than Zhou.

Fourth place finisher [Mahmoud Tarha] of Lebanon was later disqualified after it was found he had used the forbidden substance nandrolone.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsSnatchClean & Jerk

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Zeng Guoqiang 19 China CHN Gold 235.0
2 Zhou Peishun 22 China CHN Silver 235.0
3 Kazushito Manabe 25 Japan JPN Bronze 232.5
4 Hidemi Miyashita 27 Japan JPN 230.0
5 Maman Suryaman 21 Indonesia INA 227.5
6 Bang Hyo-Mun 18 South Korea KOR 225.0
7 José Díaz 24 Panama PAN 220.0
8 Levent Erdoğan 25 Turkey TUR 215.0
9 Meir Daloya 27 Israel ISR 215.0
10 Mahendran Kannan 20 India IND 215.0
11 Chung Yung-Chi 26 Chinese Taipei TPE 212.5
12 Mohamed Hafez El-Sayed 20 Egypt EGY 210.0
13 Antonio Quintana 22 Colombia COL 207.5
14 Oscar Penagos 19 Colombia COL 205.0
15 Chen Shen-Yuan 20 Chinese Taipei TPE 200.0
16 Sunil Munic Silva 29 Sri Lanka SRI 180.0
AC Raúl Diniz 33 Portugal POR [82.5]
AC Julio Sáez 27 Spain ESP [90.0]
AC Mahmoud Tarha 22 Lebanon LIB [230.0] DQ
AC Manikyalu Malla Venkata 26 India IND DNF