Weightlifting at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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The weightlifting competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal consisted of nine weight classes, all for men only. The Clean and press was dropped from the included lifts after the 1972 games in Munich, due to disagreement over proper form.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
52 kg
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Aleksandr Voronin
 Soviet Union
György Kőszegi
 Hungary
Mohammad Nassiri
 Iran
56 kg
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Norair Nurikyan
 Bulgaria
Grzegorz Cziura
 Poland
Kenkichi Ando
 Japan
60 kg
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Nikolay Kolesnikov
 Soviet Union
Georghi Todorov
 Bulgaria
Kazumasa Hirai
 Japan
67.5 kg
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Pyotr Korol
 Soviet Union
Daniel Senet
 France
Kazimierz Czarnecki
 Poland
75 kg
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Yordan Mitkov
 Bulgaria
Vardan Militosyan
 Soviet Union
Peter Wenzel
 East Germany
82.5 kg
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Valery Shary
 Soviet Union
Trendafil Stoitchev
 Bulgaria
Peter Baczako
 Hungary
90 kg
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David Rigert
 Soviet Union
Lee James
 United States
Atanas Shopov
 Bulgaria
110 kg
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Yuri Zaitsev
 Soviet Union
Krastiu Semerdzhiev
 Bulgaria
Tadeusz Rutkowski
 Poland
+110 kg
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Vasily Alekseyev
 Soviet Union
Gerd Bonk
 East Germany
Helmut Losch
 East Germany

Zbigniew Kaczmarek of Poland originally won the 67.5 kg event, Valentin Khristov of Bulgaria originally won the 110 kg event, and Blagoy Blagoev of Bulgaria originally won silver in the 82.5 kg event, but they were disqualified after they tested positive for anabolic steroids.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 7 1 0 8
2  Bulgaria (BUL) 2 3 1 6
3  East Germany (GDR) 0 1 2 3
 Poland (POL) 0 1 2 3
5  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 1 2
6  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
 United States (USA) 0 1 0 1
8  Japan (JPN) 0 0 2 2
9  Iran (IRI) 0 0 1 1
Total 9 9 9 27

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