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Weightlifting at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight II

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Albert Gersten Pavilion, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, USA
Date Started: August 7, 1984
Date Finished: August 7, 1984
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: ITA Norberto Oberburger
Silver: ROU È˜tefan Tașnadi
Bronze: USA Guy Carlton


The Olympic gold in Los Angeles went to Italian [Norberto Oberburger], who had never seen an international podium before, but would win a bronze medal at the 1985 World Championships. Oberburger lifted 390.0 kg, which would not have won a medal at the 1984 Friendship Games, won by Soviet [Leonid Taranenko], who lifted 442.5 kg, followed by his teammate [Yury Zakharevich,] who totalled 427.5 kg. Zakharevich would win this class at the 1988 Olympics, while Taranenko would win a silver medal as a super-heavyweight at the 1992 Olympics.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Norberto Oberburger 23 Italy ITA Gold 390.0
2 Ștefan Tașnadi 31 Romania ROU Silver 380.0
3 Guy Carlton 30 United States USA Bronze 377.5
4 Frank Seipelt 23 West Germany FRG 367.5
5 Albert Squires 25 Canada CAN 365.0
6 Ric Eaton 21 United States USA 352.5
7 Giannis Gerontas 22 Greece GRE 350.0
8 Olaf Peters 20 West Germany FRG 347.5
9 Calvin Stamp 26 Jamaica JAM 320.0
10 Abuaihuda Ozon 24 Syria SYR 315.0
AC John Kyazze 30 Uganda UGA [120.0]
AC Georgios Panagiotakis 24 Greece GRE [160.0]
AC Gary Taylor 23 Great Britain GBR [170.0]
AC Ashraf Mohamed 21 Egypt EGY [190.0]
AC Göran Pettersson 22 Sweden SWE [360.0] DQ