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Weightlifting at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight

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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 1, 1984
Date Finished: August 1, 1984
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: CHN Yao Jingyuan
Silver: ROU Andrei Socaci
Bronze: FIN Jouni Grönman


With the numbers 1-4 of the last World Championships not competing because their nations boycotted the Olympics, the favorites for competition were [Yao Jingyuan] of China (5th) and [Jouni Grönman] (6th). Defening champion, Bulgaria's [Yanko Rusev], meanwhile claimed the title at the Friendship Games with a combined total of 337.5 kg. Not competing there was East German [Andreas Behm], who had recently improved the combined world record on two occasions to 355 kg.

Competing a lower level, Yao still opened strongly with a 142.5 kg snatch, which was matched by [Andrei Socaci] of Romania. Grönman trailed by 2.5 kg, tying with two more lifters. In the all-deciding clean & jerk, Yao was again the best. Grönman made up his deficit to Socaci but still had to contend with bronze, as he had weighed in at 67.20 versus 67.10 for the Romanian.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Yao Jingyuan 26 China CHN Gold 320.0
2 Andrei Socaci 18 Romania ROU Silver 312.5
3 Jouni Grönman 22 Finland FIN Bronze 312.5
4 Dean Willey 22 Great Britain GBR 310.0
5 Choji Taira 23 Japan JPN 305.0
6 Yasushige Sasaki 23 Japan JPN 302.5
7 Bill Stellios 25 Australia AUS 302.5
8 Ma Jianping 23 China CHN 297.5
9 Patrick Bassey 26 Nigeria NGR 295.0
10 Pietro Pujia 19 Italy ITA 290.0
11 Gregor Bialowas 24 Austria AUT 282.5
12 Fernando Mariaca 25 Spain ESP 280.0
13 Donald Abrahamson 26 United States USA 277.5
14 Michael Norell 23 Sweden SWE 272.5
15 Surendra Hamal Nepal NEP 235.0
16 Leslie Ata 20 Solomon Islands SOL 187.5
AC Antulio Delgado 22 Guatemala GUA [120.0]
AC Hatem Bouabid 17 Tunisia TUN [135.0]
AC Claude Dallaire 24 Canada CAN DNF