1979 World Weightlifting Championships

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The 1979 Men's World Weightlifting Championships were held in Thessaloniki, Greece from November 3 to November 11, 1979. There were 189 men in action from 39 nations.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
52 kg
Snatch  Wu Shude
China (CHN)
110.0 kg  Aleksandr Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
110.0 kg  Cai Juncheng
China (CHN)
107.5 kg
Clean & Jerk  Kanybek Osmonaliyev
Soviet Union (URS)
137.5 kg  Ferenc Hornyák
Hungary (HUN)
135.0 kg  Aleksandr Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
132.5 kg
Total  Kanybek Osmonaliyev
Soviet Union (URS)
242.5 kg  Ferenc Hornyák
Hungary (HUN)
242.5 kg Shared silver
 Aleksandr Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
56 kg
Snatch  Tadeusz Dembończyk
Poland (POL)
117.5 kg  Anton Kodzhabashev
Bulgaria (BUL)
117.5 kg  Daniel Núñez
Cuba (CUB)
115.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Viktor Veretennikov
Soviet Union (URS)
150.0 kg  Anton Kodzhabashev
Bulgaria (BUL)
150.0 kg  Andreas Letz
East Germany (GDR)
147.5 kg
Total  Anton Kodzhabashev
Bulgaria (BUL)
267.5 kg  Viktor Veretennikov
Soviet Union (URS)
262.5 kg  Tadeusz Dembończyk
Poland (POL)
260.0 kg
60 kg
Snatch  Marek Seweryn
Poland (POL)
127.5 kg  Nikolay Kolesnikov
Soviet Union (URS)
125.0 kg  Zhang Zhifang
China (CHN)
125.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Marek Seweryn
Poland (POL)
155.0 kg  Georgi Todorov
Bulgaria (BUL)
155.0 kg  Setsuya Goto
Japan (JPN)
150.0 kg
Total  Marek Seweryn
Poland (POL)
282.5 kg  Georgi Todorov
Bulgaria (BUL)
275.0 kg  Setsuya Goto
Japan (JPN)
270.0 kg
67.5 kg
Snatch  Yanko Rusev
Bulgaria (BUL)
145.0 kg  Joachim Kunz
East Germany (GDR)
145.0 kg  Daniel Senet
France (FRA)
142.5 kg
Clean & Jerk  Yanko Rusev
Bulgaria (BUL)
187.5 kg
WR
 Joachim Kunz
East Germany (GDR)
180.0 kg  Yao Jingyuan
China (CHN)
172.5 kg
Total  Yanko Rusev
Bulgaria (BUL)
332.5 kg
WR
 Joachim Kunz
East Germany (GDR)
325.0 kg  Daniel Senet
France (FRA)
312.5 kg
75 kg
Snatch  Roberto Urrutia
Cuba (CUB)
155.0 kg  Nedelcho Kolev
Bulgaria (BUL)
155.0 kg  Yordan Mitkov
Bulgaria (BUL)
150.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Roberto Urrutia
Cuba (CUB)
190.0 kg  Peter Wenzel
East Germany (GDR)
190.0 kg  Jürgen Negwer
West Germany (FRG)
187.5 kg
Total  Roberto Urrutia
Cuba (CUB)
345.0 kg  Nedelcho Kolev
Bulgaria (BUL)
342.5 kg  Peter Wenzel
East Germany (GDR)
337.5 kg
82.5 kg
Snatch  Yurik Vardanyan
Soviet Union (URS)
170.0 kg  Blagoy Blagoev
Bulgaria (BUL)
170.0 kg  Bertalan Mandzák
Hungary (HUN)
155.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Yurik Vardanyan
Soviet Union (URS)
200.0 kg  András Stark
Hungary (HUN)
195.0 kg  Norbert Bergmann
West Germany (FRG)
195.0 kg
Total  Yurik Vardanyan
Soviet Union (URS)
370.0 kg  Blagoy Blagoev
Bulgaria (BUL)
362.5 kg  Dušan Poliačik
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
350.0 kg
90 kg
Snatch  Gennady Bessonov
Soviet Union (URS)
170.0 kg  Rolf Milser
West Germany (FRG)
165.0 kg  Witold Walo
Poland (POL)
160.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Rolf Milser
West Germany (FRG)
212.5 kg  Gennady Bessonov
Soviet Union (URS)
210.0 kg  Witold Walo
Poland (POL)
202.5 kg
Total  Gennady Bessonov
Soviet Union (URS)
380.0 kg  Rolf Milser
West Germany (FRG)
377.5 kg  Witold Walo
Poland (POL)
362.5 kg
100 kg
Snatch  Janos Solyomvari
Hungary (HUN)
175.0 kg  Ota Zaremba
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
172.5 kg  Plamen Asparukhov
Bulgaria (BUL)
167.5 kg
Clean & Jerk  Pavel Syrchin
Soviet Union (URS)
217.5 kg  Anton Baraniak
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
210.0 kg  Janos Solyomvari
Hungary (HUN)
210.0 kg
Total  Pavel Syrchin
Soviet Union (URS)
385.0 kg  Janos Solyomvari
Hungary (HUN)
385.0 kg  Alberto Blanco
Cuba (CUB)
372.5 kg
110 kg
Snatch  Sergey Arakelov
Soviet Union (URS)
185.0 kg  Leonid Taranenko
Soviet Union (URS)
182.5 kg  Valentin Hristov
Bulgaria (BUL)
177.5 kg
Clean & Jerk  Sergey Arakelov
Soviet Union (URS)
225.0 kg  Valentin Hristov
Bulgaria (BUL)
225.0 kg  Leif Nilsson
Sweden (SWE)
220.0 kg
Total  Sergey Arakelov
Soviet Union (URS)
410.0 kg  Valentin Hristov
Bulgaria (BUL)
402.5 kg  Leonid Taranenko
Soviet Union (URS)
402.5 kg
+110 kg
Snatch  Sultan Rakhmanov
Soviet Union (URS)
192.5 kg  Jürgen Heuser
East Germany (GDR)
187.5 kg  Rudolf Strejček
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
185.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Sultan Rakhmanov
Soviet Union (URS)
237.5 kg  Jürgen Heuser
East Germany (GDR)
232.5 kg  Gerd Bonk
East Germany (GDR)
230.0 kg
Total  Sultan Rakhmanov
Soviet Union (URS)
430.0 kg  Jürgen Heuser
East Germany (GDR)
420.0 kg  Gerd Bonk
East Germany (GDR)
412.5 kg

Medal table[edit]

Ranking by Big (Total result) medals

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 6 2 1 9
2  Bulgaria 2 4 0 6
3  Poland 1 0 2 3
4  Cuba 1 0 1 2
5  East Germany 0 2 2 4
6  Hungary 0 2 0 2
7  West Germany 0 1 0 1
8  Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
 France 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
Total 10 11 9 30

Ranking by all medals: Big (Total result) and Small (Snatch and Clean & Jerk)

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 16 6 2 24
2  Bulgaria 4 10 3 17
3  Poland 4 0 4 8
4  Cuba 3 0 2 5
5  Hungary 1 4 2 7
6  West Germany 1 2 2 5
7  China 1 0 3 4
8  East Germany 0 7 4 11
9  Czechoslovakia 0 2 2 4
10  France 0 0 2 2
 Japan 0 0 2 2
12  Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 30 31 29 90

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