Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's +110 kg

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+110 kg
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Weightlifting Hall 7, Gewichtheberhalle
Dates September 6, 1972
Competitors 13 from 11 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Vasiliy Alekseyev
 Soviet Union
2nd, silver medalist(s) Rudolf Mang
 West Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gerd Bonk
 East Germany
1976 →

This was the first time that the super heavyweight weight class was competed at an Olympics. The event was delayed one day due to the ongoing Munich massacre.

Results[edit]

Total of best lifts in military press, snatch and jerk. Ties are broken by the lightest bodyweight.

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Body weight Military press (kg) Snatch (kg) Jerk (kg) Total (kg)
1 2 3 Result 1 2 3 Result 1 2 3 Result
1st, gold medalist(s) Vasiliy Alekseyev  Soviet Union 152.80 225.0 230.0 235.0 235.0 OR 170.0 175.0 180.0 175 OR 225.0 225.0 230.0 230.0 OR 640.0 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Rudolf Mang  West Germany 129.75 222.5 222.5 225.0 225.0 170.0 180.0 180.0 170.0 215.0 232.5 232.5 215.0 610.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gerd Bonk  East Germany 142.30 190.0 190.0 200.0 200.0 150.0 155.0 160.0 155.0 210.0 217.5 217.5 217.5 572.5
4 Jouko Leppä  Finland 144.80 190.0 200.0 205.0 205.0 150.0 157.5 162.5 157.5 200.0 205.0 210.0 210.0 572.5
5 Manfred Rieger  East Germany 125.55 185.0 190.0 192.5 190.0 162.5 162.5 170.0 162.5 200.0 205.0 207.5 205.0 557.5
6 Petr Pavlásek  Czechoslovakia 150.25 185.0 192.5 197.5 192.5 155.0 160.0 165.0 165.0 200.0 205.0 205.0 200.0 557.5
7 Kalevi Lahdenranta  Finland 134.30 180.0 190.0 195.0 190.0 165.0 165.0 170.0 165.0 200.0 200.0 205.0 200.0 555.0
8 Fernando Bernal  Cuba 125.85 190.0 200.0 200.0 190.0 147.5 147.5 152.5 147.5 200.0 207.5 212.5 207.5 545.0
9 Ove Johansson  Sweden 127.95 200.0 200.0 205.0 200.0 145.0 150.0 150.0 145.0 200.0 200.0 200.0 200.0 545.0
10 Terry Perdue  Great Britain 146.85 180.0 185.0 - 185.0 147.5 152.5 152.5 147.5 180.0 185.0 - 180.0 512.5
11 Thamer Chaim  Brazil 114.10 175.0 182.5 182.5 175.0 135.0 142.5 142.5 135.0 180.0 190.0 - 180.0 490.0
- Ken Patera  United States 145.80 212.5 227.5 230.0 212.5 165.0 165.0 170.0 NVL DNF
- Serge Reding  Belgium 139.45 222.5 222.5 225.0 NVL DNF

Key: OR = Olympic record; DNF = did not finish; NVL = no valid lift

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