Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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The weightlifting competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich consisted of nine weight classes, all for men only. Two new weight classes were introduced at these Games (flyweight and super heavyweight), marking the first changes to the Olympic program since 1952. This was the last year that the Clean and press was included as one of the lifts.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
52 kg
details
 Zygmunt Smalcerz
Poland (POL)
 Lajos Szűcs
Hungary (HUN)
 Sándor Holczreiter
Hungary (HUN)
Bantamweight
56 kg
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 Imre Földi
Hungary (HUN)
 Mohammad Nassiri
Iran (IRI)
 Gennadi Chetin
Soviet Union (URS)
Featherweight
60 kg
details
 Norair Nurikyan
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Dito Shanidze
Soviet Union (URS)
 János Benedek
Hungary (HUN)
Lightweight
67.5 kg
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 Mukharby Kirzhinov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Mladen Kutchev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Zbigniew Kaczmarek
Poland (POL)
Middleweight
75 kg
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 Yordan Bikov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Mohamed Traboulsi
Lebanon (LIB)
 Anselmo Silvino
Italy (ITA)
Light-heavyweight
82.5 kg
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 Leif Jenssen
Norway (NOR)
 Norbert Ozimek
Poland (POL)
 György Horvath
Hungary (HUN)
Middle-heavyweight
90 kg
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 Andon Nikolov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Atanas Shopov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Hans Bettembourg
Sweden (SWE)
Heavyweight
110 kg
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 Jaan Talts
Soviet Union (URS)
 Aleksandr Kraichev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Stefan Grützner
East Germany (GDR)
Super heavyweight
+110 kg
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 Vasiliy Alekseyev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Rudolf Mang
West Germany (FRG)
 Gerd Bonk
East Germany (GDR)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Bulgaria (BUL) 3 3 0 6
2  Soviet Union (URS) 3 1 1 5
3  Hungary (HUN) 1 1 3 5
4  Poland (POL) 1 1 1 3
5  Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
6  Iran (IRI) 0 1 0 1
 Lebanon (LIB) 0 1 0 1
 West Germany (FRG) 0 1 0 1
9  East Germany (GDR) 0 0 2 2
10  Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1
Total 9 9 9 27

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