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 due to disagreement over proper form.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
52 kg
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 Aleksandr Voronin (URS)  György Kõszegi (HUN)  Mohammad Nassiri (IRI)
56 kg
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 Norair Nurikyan (BUL)  Grzegorz Cziura (POL)  Kenkichi Ando (JPN)
60 kg
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 Nikolay Kolesnikov (URS)  Georghi Todorov (BUL)  Kazumasa Hirai (JPN)
67.5 kg
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 Pyotr Korol (URS)  Daniel Senet (FRA)  Kazimierz Czarnecki (POL)
75 kg
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 Yordan Mitkov (BUL)  Vardan Militosyan (URS)  Peter Wenzel (GDR)
82.5 kg
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 Valery Shary (URS)  Trendafil Stoitchev (BUL)  Peter Baczako (HUN)
90 kg
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 David Rigert (URS)  Lee James (USA)  Atanas Shopov (BUL)
110 kg
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 Yuri Zaitsev (URS)  Krastiu Semerdzhiev (BUL)  Tadeusz Rutkowski (POL)
+110 kg
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 Vasily Alekseyev (URS)  Gerd Bonk (GDR)  Helmut Losch (GDR)

Zbigniew Kaczmarek (weightlifter) 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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