Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 75 kg

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75 kg
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Weightlifting Hall 7, Gewichtheberhalle
Competitors 26 from 22 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1968 1976»
Weightlifting at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
Weight classes
  52 kg
56 kg
60 kg
67.5 kg
75 kg
82.5 kg
90 kg
110 kg
+110 kg

In an out of competition attempt to break the world in the snatch, both Aimé Terme of France and Mohamed Tarabulsi of Lebanon attempted to lift 146.5 kg to break the world record, both competitors failed the lift. Yossef Romano of Israel was one of the victims of the September 5, 1972, Munich Massacre.[1]

Results[edit]

Total of best lifts in military press, snatch and jerk. Ties are broken by the lightest bodyweight.

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Body weight Military press (kg) Snatch (kg) Jerk (kg) Total (kg)
1 2 3 Result 1 2 3 Result 1 2 3 Result
1 Yordan Bikov Bulgaria 74.50 150.0 155.0 160.0 160.0 135.0 140.0 142.5 140.0 177.5 185.0 185.0 485.0 WR
2 Mohamed Tarabulsi Lebanon 74.05 150.0 155.0 160.0 160.0 140.0 145.0 145.0 140.0 167.5 167.5 172.5 172.5 472.5
3 Anselmo Silvino Italy 74.85 150.0 155.0 160.0 155.0 135.0 135.0 140.0 140.0 175.0 180.0 180.0 175.0 470.0
4 Ondrej Hekel Czechoslovakia 73.90 140.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 137.5 142.5 145.0 142.5 170.0 175.0 175.0 170.0 462.5
5 Franklin Zielecke East Germany 74.50 145.0 150.0 152.5 150.0 135.0 135.0 140.0 140.0 170.0 170.0 175.0 170.0 460.0
6 Gábor Szarvas Hungary 74.80 145.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 135.0 140.0 140.0 135.0 175.0 180.0 180.0 175.0 460.0
7 András Stark Hungary 74.85 147.5 152.5 155.0 152.5 132.5 137.5 140.0 137.5 170.0 175.0 175.0 170.0 460.0
8 Russ Knipp United States 74.50 160.0 167.5 167.5 160.0 127.5 132.5 132.5 127.5 170.0 170.0 175.0 170.0 457.5
9 Frederick Lowe United States 74.85 135.0 142.5 147.5 147.5 130.0 135.0 137.5 135.0 170.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 457.5
10T Salvatore Laudani Italy 74.90 147.5 152.5 155.0 155.0 115.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 160.0 165.0 165.0 165.0 440.0
10T Tore Bjørnsen Norway 74.90 145.0 145.0 150.0 145.0 130.0 135.0 135.0 130.0 165.0 170.0 170.0 165.0 440.0
12 Panagiotis Spyrou Greece 74.50 140.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 112.5 112.5 117.5 117.5 162.5 162.5 167.5 167.5 430.0
13 Arvo Ala-Pöntiö Finland 74.70 135.0 140.0 145.0 145.0 122.5 127.5 127.5 122.5 160.0 167.5 167.5 160.0 427.5
14 Erling Johansen Denmark 74.50 132.5 137.5 142.5 137.5 122.5 127.5 132.5 127.5 152.5 160.0 160.0 160.0 425.0
15 Aimé Terme France 74.70 117.5 122.5 127.5 127.5 137.5 142.5 142.5 142.5 OR 150.0 155.0 155.0 155.0 425.0
16 İsmail Bayram Turkey 74.90 130.0 135.0 137.5 137.5 117.5 122.5 125.0 122.5 147.5 152.5 155.0 152.5 412.5
17 Tony Ebert New Zealand 74.90 137.5 137.5 142.5 137.5 117.5 125.0 125.0 117.5 155.0 160.0 160.0 155.0 410.0
18 Natsagiin Ser-Od Mongolia 74.55 130.0 130.0 135.0 130.0 115.0 115.0 122.5 122.5 142.5 147.5 147.5 400.0
19 Mohammad Malik Arshad Pakistan 74.40 117.5 117.5 117.5 117.5 107.5 112.5 115.0 107.5 147.5 155.0 155.0 147.5 372.5
Keith Adams Canada 74.55 137.5 145.0 145.0 137.5 115.0 115.0 115.0 NVL DNF
Leopold Pichler Austria 74.65 145.0 150.0 150.0 145.0 NVL DNF
Vladimir Kanygin Soviet Union 74.80 160.0 165.0 167.5 165.0 OR 137.5 137.5 137.5 NVL DNF
Uwe Kliche West Germany 74.60 145.0 150.0 150.0 145.0 122.5 127.5 127.5 122.5 NVL DNF
Alfonso Rodríguez Puerto Rico 73.00 127.5 127.5 127.5 NVL DNF
Yossef Romano Israel 73.80 137.5 137.5 137.5 NVL DNF
Werner Dittrich East Germany 74.40 150.0 150.0 150.0 NVL DNF

Key: WR = world record; OR = Olympic record; DNF = did not finish; NVL = no valid lift

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