Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 82.5 kg

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82.5 kg
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Weightlifting Hall 7, Gewichtheberhalle
Dates September 2, 1972
Competitors 24 from 20 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 record, in the military press, Khristos Iakovou of Greece attempted a lift of 179.0 kg, his attempt failed. David Berger 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 Leif Jenssen Norway 81.10 172.5 172.5 177.5 172.5 145.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 OR 180.0 185.0 190.0 185.0 507.5 OR
2 Norbert Ozimek Poland 82.0 160.0 160.0 165.0 165.0 140.0 145.0 147.5 145.0 182.5 187.5 192.5 187.5 497.5
3 György Horváth Hungary 82.45 160.0 165.0 167.5 160.0 137.5 142.5 142.5 142.5 185.0 192.5 197.5 192.5 OR 495.0
4 Bernhard Radtke East Germany 81.50 157.5 162.5 165.0 162.5 140.0 145.0 150.0 145.0 175.0 180.0 185.0 185.0 492.5
5 Khristos Iakovou Greece 82.15 162.5 170.0 175.0 170.0 137.5 137.5 142.5 137.5 175.0 182.5 187.5 187.5 490.0
6 Kaarlo Kangasniemi Finland 82.25 150.0 160.0 160.0 150.0 145.0 150.0 152.5 145.0 180.0 185.0 185.0 185.0 480.0
7 Rolf Milser West Germany 81.70 160.0 165.0 170.0 165.0 132.5 132.5 137.5 132.5 180.0 185.0 185.0 180.0 477.5
8 Juhani Avellan Finland 82.40 135.0 140.0 145.0 140.0 140.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 182.5 190.0 190.0 182.5 467.5
9 Dino Turcato Italy 82.20 160.0 160.0 165.0 160.0 125.0 125.0 130.0 125.0 170.0 170.0 455.0
10 Reinhold Platzer Austria 81.85 145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 130.0 137.5 137.5 130.0 162.5 167.5 170.0 167.5 442.5
11 Mike Pearman Great Britain 82.05 140.0 145.0 147.5 145.0 125.0 125.0 130.0 125.0 165.0 170.0 170.0 165.0 435.0
12 Brian Marsden New Zealand 82.15 137.5 142.5 147.5 142.5 120.0 127.5 127.5 120.0 165.0 172.5 182.5 172.5 435.0
13 Anthony Ford Great Britain 82.25 137.5 137.5 137.5 137.5 120.0 125.0 127.5 125.0 162.5 172.5 175.0 172.5 435.0
14 Ib Bergmann Denmark 81.70 140.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 127.5 127.5 127.5 127.5 155.0 162.5 162.5 155.0 427.5
15 Luiz de Almeida Brazil 81.40 140.0 140.0 147.5 140.0 115.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 165.0 175.0 175.0 165.0 425.0
16 Jože Urankar Yugoslavia 81.55 135.0 142.5 145.0 145.0 120.0 125.0 127.5 120.0 160.0 165.0 165.0 160.0 425.0
17 Emilio Berroa Dominican Republic 81.15 122.5 122.5 127.5 127.5 112.5 120.0 122.5 122.5 147.5 155.0 157.5 157.5 407.5
Walter Hauser Switzerland 81.95 142.5 147.5 147.5 147.5 127.5 127.5 127.5 NVL DNF
David Berger Israel 81.80 132.5 140.0 140.0 132.5 122.5 122.5 130.0 122.5 165.0 165.0 165.0 NVL DNF
Mike Karchut United States 81.60 155.0 160.0 162.5 160.0 140.0 145.0 147.5 145.0 185.0 NVL DNF
Víctor Ángel Pagán Puerto Rico 80.80 137.5 137.5 137.5 NVL
Abel López Cuba 81.85 160.0 160.0 160.0 NVL
Boris Pavlov Soviet Union 81.85 167.5 167.5 167.5 NVL
Valery Shary Soviet Union 82.00 170.0 170.0 170.0 NVL

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

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