Weightlifting at the 1988 Summer Olympics

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The weightlifting competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul consisted of ten weight classes, all for men only.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
–52 kg
 Sevdalin Marinov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Chun Byung-Kwan
South Korea (KOR)
 He Zhuoqiang
China (CHN)
Bantamweight
52–56 kg
 Oksen Mirzoyan
Soviet Union (URS)
 He Yingqiang
China (CHN)
 Liu Shoubin
China (CHN)
Featherweight
56–60 kg
 Naim Süleymanoğlu
Turkey (TUR)
 Stefan Topurov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Ye Huanming
China (CHN)
Lightweight
60–67.5 kg
 Joachim Kunz
East Germany (GDR)
 Israel Militosyan
Soviet Union (URS)
 Li Jinhe
China (CHN)
Middleweight
67.5–75 kg
 Borislav Gidikov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Ingo Steinhöfel
East Germany (GDR)
 Aleksandar Varbanov
Bulgaria (BUL)
Light-heavyweight
75–82.5 kg
 Israil Arsamakov
Soviet Union (URS)
 István Messzi
Hungary (HUN)
 Lee Hyung-Kun
South Korea (KOR)
Middle-heavyweight
82.5–90 kg
 Anatoly Khrapaty
Soviet Union (URS)
 Nail Mukhamedyarov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Sławomir Zawada
Poland (POL)
First-heavyweight
90-100 kg
 Pavel Kuznetsov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Nicu Vlad
Romania (ROU)
 Peter Immesberger
West Germany (FRG)
Heavyweight
100-110 kg
 Yury Zakharevitch
Soviet Union (URS)
 József Jacsó
Hungary (HUN)
 Ronny Weller
East Germany (GDR)
Super heavyweight
+110 kg
 Aleksandr Kurlovich
Soviet Union (URS)
 Manfred Nerlinger
West Germany (FRG)
 Martin Zawieja
West Germany (FRG)

Mitko Grabnev (56 kg) and Angel Guenchev (67.5 kg) of Bulgaria were originally won their respective weight classes, but were both disqualified after they tested positive for Furosemide.[1] Andor Szanyi of Hungary was originally awarded silver in the 100 kg event, but was disqualified after he tested positive for Stanozolol.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 6 2 0 8
2  Bulgaria (BUL) 2 1 1 4
3  East Germany (GDR) 1 1 1 3
4  Turkey (TUR) 1 0 0 1
5  Hungary (HUN) 0 2 0 2
6  China (CHN) 0 1 4 5
7  West Germany (FRG) 0 1 2 3
8  South Korea (KOR) 0 1 1 2
9  Romania (ROU) 0 1 0 1
10  Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

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