Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Industrial Spain Pavillion, Barcelona
Date Started: August 4, 1992
Date Finished: August 4, 1992
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
[Aleksandr Kurlovich] was the defending champion and had won the 1989 and 1991 World Championship. He had not competed at the 1990 Worlds, won by his Unified teammate [Leonid Taranenko]. However, the Barcelona competition was not close, as Kurlovich had a 17.5 kg lead over Taranenko in the snatch and extended that in the clean & jerk to win by 25 kg. The bronze medal went to German [Manfred Nerlinger], who had also been runner-up to Kurlovich at the 1991 Worlds and would repeat that finish at the 1993 Worlds. Kurlovich attempted to three-peat in this class at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, but would place fifth.
|1||Aleksandr Kurlovich||30||Unified Team||EUN||Gold||450.0|
|2||Leonid Taranenko||36||Unified Team||EUN||Silver||425.0|
|8||Mario Martinez||35||United States||USA||385.0|
|10||Mark Henry||21||United States||USA||377.5|
|AC||Gilbert Ojadi Aduche||26||Nigeria||NGR||[180.0]|
|AC||Kim Tae-Hyeon||23||South Korea||KOR||DNF|