Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 75 kg

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75 kg
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Weightlifting Hall 7, Gewichtheberhalle
Competitors 26 from 22 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yordan Bikov
 Bulgaria
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mohamed Tarabulsi
 Lebanon
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anselmo Silvino
 Italy
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In an out of competition attempt to break the world in the snatch, both Aimé Terme of France and Mohamed Tarabulsi of Lebanon attempted to lift 146.5 kg to break the world record, both competitors failed the lift. Yossef Romano of Israel was one of the victims of the September 5, 1972, Munich Massacre.[1]

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) Yordan Bikov  Bulgaria 74.50 150.0 155.0 160.0 160.0 135.0 140.0 142.5 140.0 177.5 185.0 185.0 485.0 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mohamed Tarabulsi  Lebanon 74.05 150.0 155.0 160.0 160.0 140.0 145.0 145.0 140.0 167.5 167.5 172.5 172.5 472.5
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anselmo Silvino  Italy 74.85 150.0 155.0 160.0 155.0 135.0 135.0 140.0 140.0 175.0 180.0 180.0 175.0 470.0
4 Ondrej Hekel  Czechoslovakia 73.90 140.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 137.5 142.5 145.0 142.5 170.0 175.0 175.0 170.0 462.5
5 Franklin Zielecke  East Germany 74.50 145.0 150.0 152.5 150.0 135.0 135.0 140.0 140.0 170.0 170.0 175.0 170.0 460.0
6 Gábor Szarvas  Hungary 74.80 145.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 135.0 140.0 140.0 135.0 175.0 180.0 180.0 175.0 460.0
7 András Stark  Hungary 74.85 147.5 152.5 155.0 152.5 132.5 137.5 140.0 137.5 170.0 175.0 175.0 170.0 460.0
8 Russ Knipp  United States 74.50 160.0 167.5 167.5 160.0 127.5 132.5 132.5 127.5 170.0 170.0 175.0 170.0 457.5
9 Frederick Lowe  United States 74.85 135.0 142.5 147.5 147.5 130.0 135.0 137.5 135.0 170.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 457.5
10T Salvatore Laudani  Italy 74.90 147.5 152.5 155.0 155.0 115.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 160.0 165.0 165.0 165.0 440.0
10T Tore Bjørnsen  Norway 74.90 145.0 145.0 150.0 145.0 130.0 135.0 135.0 130.0 165.0 170.0 170.0 165.0 440.0
12 Panagiotis Spyrou  Greece 74.50 140.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 112.5 112.5 117.5 117.5 162.5 162.5 167.5 167.5 430.0
13 Arvo Ala-Pöntiö  Finland 74.70 135.0 140.0 145.0 145.0 122.5 127.5 127.5 122.5 160.0 167.5 167.5 160.0 427.5
14 Erling Johansen  Denmark 74.50 132.5 137.5 142.5 137.5 122.5 127.5 132.5 127.5 152.5 160.0 160.0 160.0 425.0
15 Aimé Terme  France 74.70 117.5 122.5 127.5 127.5 137.5 142.5 142.5 142.5 OR 150.0 155.0 155.0 155.0 425.0
16 İsmail Bayram  Turkey 74.90 130.0 135.0 137.5 137.5 117.5 122.5 125.0 122.5 147.5 152.5 155.0 152.5 412.5
17 Tony Ebert  New Zealand 74.90 137.5 137.5 142.5 137.5 117.5 125.0 125.0 117.5 155.0 160.0 160.0 155.0 410.0
18 Natsagiin Ser-Od  Mongolia 74.55 130.0 130.0 135.0 130.0 115.0 115.0 122.5 122.5 142.5 147.5 147.5 400.0
19 Mohammad Malik Arshad  Pakistan 74.40 117.5 117.5 117.5 117.5 107.5 112.5 115.0 107.5 147.5 155.0 155.0 147.5 372.5
Keith Adams  Canada 74.55 137.5 145.0 145.0 137.5 115.0 115.0 115.0 NVL DNF
Leopold Pichler  Austria 74.65 145.0 150.0 150.0 145.0 NVL DNF
Vladimir Kanygin  Soviet Union 74.80 160.0 165.0 167.5 165.0 OR 137.5 137.5 137.5 NVL DNF
Uwe Kliche  West Germany 74.60 145.0 150.0 150.0 145.0 122.5 127.5 127.5 122.5 NVL DNF
Alfonso Rodríguez  Puerto Rico 73.00 127.5 127.5 127.5 NVL DNF
Yossef Romano  Israel 73.80 137.5 137.5 137.5 NVL DNF
Werner Dittrich  East Germany 74.40 150.0 150.0 150.0 NVL DNF

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

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