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Weightlifting at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall, Nikaia
Date Started: August 18, 2004
Date Finished: August 18, 2004
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: CHN Zhang Guozheng
Silver: KOR Lee Bae-Yeong
Bronze: CRO Nikolaj PeÅ¡alov


China’s [Zhang Guozheng] was the heavy favorite after winning the 2002-03 World Championships. He took the lead in the snatch with 160.0 kg, and then lifted 187.5 kg. However, Korean [Lee Bae-Yeong] bettered his clean & jerk with 190.0 kg, and attempted 195.0 kg, which would have won the gold medal based on bodyweight, but he missed it, settling for silver. Croatian [Nikolay Peshalov] won the bronze medal, which made him only the third Olympic weightlifter to win four medals, after American [Norb Schemansky] (1948-64) and German [Ronny Weller] (1988-2000), a mark that would later be equalled at Athinai by Greek [Pyrros Dimas] (1992-2004).

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsSnatchClean & Jerk

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Zhang Guozheng 29 China CHN Gold 347.5
2 Lee Bae-Yeong 24 South Korea KOR Silver 342.5
3 Nikolaj Pešalov 34 Croatia CRO Bronze 337.5
4 Turan Mirzəyev 24 Azerbaijan AZE 332.5
5 Vencelas Dabaya 23 Cameroon CMR 327.5
6 Sergey Lavrenov 32 Belarus BLR 317.5
7 Romuald Ernault 27 France FRA 307.5
8 Yukio Peter 20 Nauru NRU 302.5
9 Stănel Stoica 24 Romania ROU 302.5
10 Kuo Cheng-Wei 22 Chinese Taipei TPE 297.5
11 Julio Idrovo 23 Ecuador ECU 295.0
12 Abdul Mohsen Al-Bagir 28 Saudi Arabia KSA 287.5
AC Jafar Al-Bagir 21 Saudi Arabia KSA DNF
AC Miroslav Janíček 30 Slovakia SVK DNF
AC Sayed Mahdi Panzvan 23 Iran IRI DNF
AC Suriya Dattuyawat 25 Thailand THA DNF
AC Youssef Sbaî 25 Tunisia TUN DNF