Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 82.5 kg

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82.5 kg
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Weightlifting Hall 7, Gewichtheberhalle
Dates September 2, 1972
Competitors 24 from 20 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Leif Jenssen
 Norway
2nd, silver medalist(s) Norbert Ozimek
 Poland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) György Horváth
 Hungary
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Weightlifting at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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Weight classes
  52 kg
56 kg
60 kg
67.5 kg
75 kg
82.5 kg
90 kg
110 kg
+110 kg

In an out of competition attempt to break the world record, in the military press, Khristos Iakovou of Greece attempted a lift of 179.0 kg, his attempt failed. David Berger 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) Leif Jenssen  Norway 81.10 172.5 172.5 177.5 172.5 145.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 OR 180.0 185.0 190.0 185.0 507.5 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Norbert Ozimek  Poland 82.0 160.0 160.0 165.0 165.0 140.0 145.0 147.5 145.0 182.5 187.5 192.5 187.5 497.5
3rd, bronze medalist(s) György Horváth  Hungary 82.45 160.0 165.0 167.5 160.0 137.5 142.5 142.5 142.5 185.0 192.5 197.5 192.5 OR 495.0
4 Bernhard Radtke  East Germany 81.50 157.5 162.5 165.0 162.5 140.0 145.0 150.0 145.0 175.0 180.0 185.0 185.0 492.5
5 Khristos Iakovou  Greece 82.15 162.5 170.0 175.0 170.0 137.5 137.5 142.5 137.5 175.0 182.5 187.5 187.5 490.0
6 Kaarlo Kangasniemi  Finland 82.25 150.0 160.0 160.0 150.0 145.0 150.0 152.5 145.0 180.0 185.0 185.0 185.0 480.0
7 Rolf Milser  West Germany 81.70 160.0 165.0 170.0 165.0 132.5 132.5 137.5 132.5 180.0 185.0 185.0 180.0 477.5
8 Juhani Avellan  Finland 82.40 135.0 140.0 145.0 140.0 140.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 182.5 190.0 190.0 182.5 467.5
9 Dino Turcato  Italy 82.20 160.0 160.0 165.0 160.0 125.0 125.0 130.0 125.0 170.0 170.0 455.0
10 Reinhold Platzer  Austria 81.85 145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 130.0 137.5 137.5 130.0 162.5 167.5 170.0 167.5 442.5
11 Mike Pearman  Great Britain 82.05 140.0 145.0 147.5 145.0 125.0 125.0 130.0 125.0 165.0 170.0 170.0 165.0 435.0
12 Brian Marsden  New Zealand 82.15 137.5 142.5 147.5 142.5 120.0 127.5 127.5 120.0 165.0 172.5 182.5 172.5 435.0
13 Anthony Ford  Great Britain 82.25 137.5 137.5 137.5 137.5 120.0 125.0 127.5 125.0 162.5 172.5 175.0 172.5 435.0
14 Ib Bergmann  Denmark 81.70 140.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 127.5 127.5 127.5 127.5 155.0 162.5 162.5 155.0 427.5
15 Luiz de Almeida  Brazil 81.40 140.0 140.0 147.5 140.0 115.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 165.0 175.0 175.0 165.0 425.0
16 Jože Urankar  Yugoslavia 81.55 135.0 142.5 145.0 145.0 120.0 125.0 127.5 120.0 160.0 165.0 165.0 160.0 425.0
17 Emilio Berroa  Dominican Republic 81.15 122.5 122.5 127.5 127.5 112.5 120.0 122.5 122.5 147.5 155.0 157.5 157.5 407.5
Walter Hauser  Switzerland 81.95 142.5 147.5 147.5 147.5 127.5 127.5 127.5 NVL DNF
David Berger  Israel 81.80 132.5 140.0 140.0 132.5 122.5 122.5 130.0 122.5 165.0 165.0 165.0 NVL DNF
Mike Karchut  United States 81.60 155.0 160.0 162.5 160.0 140.0 145.0 147.5 145.0 185.0 NVL DNF
Víctor Ángel Pagán  Puerto Rico 80.80 137.5 137.5 137.5 NVL
Abel López  Cuba 81.85 160.0 160.0 160.0 NVL
Boris Pavlov  Soviet Union 81.85 167.5 167.5 167.5 NVL
Valery Shary  Soviet Union 82.00 170.0 170.0 170.0 NVL

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

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