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Weightlifting at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Industrial Spain Pavillion, Barcelona
Date Started: July 26, 1992
Date Finished: July 26, 1992
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: BUL Ivan Ivanov
Silver: CHN Lin Qisheng
Bronze: ROU Traian Cihărean


Bulgarian [Ivan Ivanov] had won the last three World Championships and was heavily favored in Barcelona. He managed to win the gold medal but in a very close contest. Ivanov was tied after the snatch with China’s [Lin Qisheng] but was able to outlift Lin by 2.5 kg in the clean & jerk to clinch the gold. Ivanov would compete again at Atlanta in 1996, placing sixth. The bronze medal in Barcelona went to Romanian [Traian Cihărean] who had also won a bronze medal at the 1989 World Championships.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Ivan Ivanov 20 Bulgaria BUL Gold 265.0
2 Lin Qisheng 21 China CHN Silver 262.5
3 Traian Cihărean 23 Romania ROU Bronze 252.5
4 Go Gwang-Gu 19 South Korea KOR 252.5
5 Halil Mutlu 19 Turkey TUR 247.5
6 Gil Nam-Su 19 North Korea PRK 235.0
7 Humberto Fuentes 30 Venezuela VEN 230.0
8 José Andrés Ibáñez 26 Spain ESP 227.5
9 Atsushi Irei 25 Japan JPN 222.5
10 Badathala Adisekhar 28 India IND 222.5
11 Alvaro Marenco 25 Nicaragua NCA 220.0
12 Ansela Marlen Wijewickrema 20 Sri Lanka SRI 212.5
AC Sevdalin Minchev 17 Bulgaria BUL [112.5]
AC Zhang Zairong 23 China CHN [115.0]
AC Enosh Depthios 20 Indonesia INA DNF
AC Hiroshi Watanabe 24 Japan JPN DNF
AC Kim Myong-Sik 23 North Korea PRK DNF