Weightlifting at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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The weightlifting competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta consisted of ten weight classes, for men only. The range of each weight class was adjusted by 1–4 kg for these Games, marking the first redefinition of Olympic weightlifting weight classes since they were introduced in 1920.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
54 kg
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 Halil Mutlu
Turkey (TUR)
 Zhang Xiangsen
China (CHN)
 Sevdalin Minchev
Bulgaria (BUL)
59 kg
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 Tang Lingsheng
China (CHN)
 Leonidas Sampanis
Greece (GRE)
 Nikolay Peshalov
Bulgaria (BUL)
64 kg
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 Naim Süleymanoğlu
Turkey (TUR)
 Valerios Leonidis
Greece (GRE)
 Xiao Jiangang
China (CHN)
70 kg
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 Zhan Xugang
China (CHN)
 Kim Myong-Nam
North Korea (PRK)
 Attila Feri
Hungary (HUN)
76 kg
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 Pablo Lara Rodriguez
Cuba (CUB)
 Yoto Yotov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Jon Chol-Ho
North Korea (PRK)
83 kg
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 Pyrros Dimas
Greece (GRE)
 Marc Huster
Germany (GER)
 Andrzej Cofalik
Poland (POL)
91 kg
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 Aleksei Petrov
Russia (RUS)
 Leonidas Kokas
Greece (GRE)
 Oliver Caruso
Germany (GER)
99 kg
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 Kakhi Kakhiashvili
Greece (GRE)
 Anatoli Khrapaty
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
 Denys Gotfrid
Ukraine (UKR)
108 kg
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 Timour Taimazov
Ukraine (UKR)
 Serguei Syrtsov
Russia (RUS)
 Nicu Vlad
Romania (ROU)
+108 kg
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 Andrei Chemerkin
Russia (RUS)
 Ronny Weller
Germany (GER)
 Stefan Botev
Australia (AUS)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Greece (GRE) 2 3 0 5
2  China (CHN) 2 1 1 4
3  Russia (RUS) 2 1 0 3
4  Turkey (TUR) 2 0 0 2
5  Ukraine (UKR) 1 0 1 2
6  Cuba (CUB) 1 0 0 1
7  Germany (GER) 0 2 1 3
8  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 1 2 3
9  North Korea (PRK) 0 1 1 2
10  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 1 0 1
11  Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1
 Hungary (HUN) 0 0 1 1
 Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
 Romania (ROU) 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 236 weightlifters from 77 nations competed at the Atlanta Games:

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