Weightlifting at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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The weightlifting competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles consisted of ten weight classes, all for men only.

The 1984 Summer Olympics boycott meant that the most dominant forces in weightlifting at the time, the USSR and Bulgaria did not take part. This left the field wide open.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
–52 kg
details
 Zeng Guoqiang
China (CHN)
 Zhou Peishun
China (CHN)
 Kazushito Manabe
Japan (JPN)
Bantamweight
52–56 kg
details
 Wu Shude
China (CHN)
 Lai Runming
China (CHN)
 Masahiro Kotaka
Japan (JPN)
Featherweight
56–60 kg
details
 Chen Weiqiang
China (CHN)
 Gelu Radu
Romania (ROU)
 Tsai Wen-Yee
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
Lightweight
60–67.5 kg
details
 Yao Jingyuan
China (CHN)
 Andrei Socaci
Romania (ROU)
 Jouni Grönman
Finland (FIN)
Middleweight
67.5–75 kg
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 Karl-Heinz Radschinsky
West Germany (FRG)
 Jacques Demers
Canada (CAN)
 Dragomir Cioroslan
Romania (ROU)
Light-heavyweight
75–82.5 kg
details
 Petre Becheru
Romania (ROU)
 Robert Kabbas
Australia (AUS)
 Ryoji Isaoka
Japan (JPN)
Middle-heavyweight
82.5–90 kg
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 Nicu Vlad
Romania (ROU)
 Dumitru Petre
Romania (ROU)
 David Mercer
Great Britain (GBR)
First-heavyweight
90-100 kg
details
 Rolf Milser
West Germany (FRG)
 Vasile Groapa
Romania (ROU)
 Pekka Niemi
Finland (FIN)
Heavyweight
100-110 kg
details
 Norberto Oberburger
Italy (ITA)
 Stefan Tasnadi
Romania (ROU)
 Guy Carlton
United States (USA)
Super heavyweight
+110 kg
details
 Dean Lukin
Australia (AUS)
 Mario Martinez
United States (USA)
 Manfred Nerlinger
West Germany (FRG)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 4 2 0 6
2  Romania (ROU) 2 5 1 8
3  West Germany (FRG) 2 0 1 3
4  Australia (AUS) 1 1 0 2
5  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
6  United States (USA) 0 1 1 2
7  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
8  Japan (JPN) 0 0 3 3
9  Finland (FIN) 0 0 2 2
10  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 0 1 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

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