Weightlifting at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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The weightlifting competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal consisted of nine weight classes, all for men only. The Clean and press was dropped from the included lifts due to disagreement over proper form.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
–52 kg
 Aleksandr Voronin
Soviet Union (URS)
 György Kõszegi
Hungary (HUN)
 Mohammad Nassiri
Iran (IRI)
52–56 kg
 Norair Nurikyan
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Grzegorz Cziura
Poland (POL)
 Kenkichi Ando
Japan (JPN)
56–60 kg
 Nikolay Kolesnikov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Georghi Todorov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Kazumasa Hirai
Japan (JPN)
60–67.5 kg
 Pyotr Korol
Soviet Union (URS)
 Daniel Senet
France (FRA)
 Kazimierz Czarnecki
Poland (POL)
67.5–75 kg
 Yordan Mitkov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Vardan Militosyan
Soviet Union (URS)
 Peter Wenzel
East Germany (GDR)
75–82.5 kg
 Valery Shary
Soviet Union (URS)
 Trendafil Stoitchev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Peter Baczako
Hungary (HUN)
82.5–90 kg
 David Rigert
Soviet Union (URS)
 Lee James
United States (USA)
 Atanas Shopov
Bulgaria (BUL)
90-110 kg
 Yuri Zaitsev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Krastiu Semerdzhiev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Tadeusz Rutkowski
Poland (POL)
Super heavyweight
+110 kg
 Vasiliy Alekseyev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Gerd Bonk
East Germany (GDR)
 Helmut Losch
East Germany (GDR)

Zbigniew Kaczmarek (weightlifter) of Poland originally won the 67.5 kg event, Valentin Khristov of Bulgaria originally won the 110 kg event, and Blagoy Blagoev of Bulgaria originally won silver in the 82.5 kg event, but they were disqualified after they tested positive for anabolic steroids.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 7 1 0 8
2  Bulgaria (BUL) 2 3 1 6
3  East Germany (GDR) 0 1 2 3
 Poland (POL) 0 1 2 3
5  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 1 2
6  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
 United States (USA) 0 1 0 1
8  Japan (JPN) 0 0 2 2
9  Iran (IRI) 0 0 1 1
Total 9 9 9 27