Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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The weightlifting competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich consisted of nine weight classes, all for men only. Two new weight classes were introduced at these Games (flyweight and super heavyweight), marking the first changes to the Olympic program since 1952. This was the last year that the Clean and press was included as one of the lifts.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
52 kg
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Zygmunt Smalcerz
 Poland
Lajos Szűcs
 Hungary
Sándor Holczreiter
 Hungary
56 kg
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Imre Földi
 Hungary
Mohammad Nassiri
 Iran
Gennadi Chetin
 Soviet Union
60 kg
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Norair Nurikyan
 Bulgaria
Dito Shanidze
 Soviet Union
János Benedek
 Hungary
67.5 kg
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Mukharby Kirzhinov
 Soviet Union
Mladen Kutchev
 Bulgaria
Zbigniew Kaczmarek
 Poland
75 kg
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Yordan Bikov
 Bulgaria
Mohamed Traboulsi
 Lebanon
Anselmo Silvino
 Italy
82.5 kg
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Leif Jenssen
 Norway
Norbert Ozimek
 Poland
György Horvath
 Hungary
90 kg
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Andon Nikolov
 Bulgaria
Atanas Shopov
 Bulgaria
Hans Bettembourg
 Sweden
110 kg
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Jaan Talts
 Soviet Union
Aleksandr Kraichev
 Bulgaria
Stefan Grützner
 East Germany
+110 kg
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Vasiliy Alekseyev
 Soviet Union
Rudolf Mang
 West Germany
Gerd Bonk
 East Germany

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Bulgaria (BUL) 3 3 0 6
2  Soviet Union (URS) 3 1 1 5
3  Hungary (HUN) 1 1 3 5
4  Poland (POL) 1 1 1 3
5  Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
6  Iran (IRI) 0 1 0 1
 Lebanon (LIB) 0 1 0 1
 West Germany (FRG) 0 1 0 1
9  East Germany (GDR) 0 0 2 2
10  Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1
Total 9 9 9 27

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