Weightlifting at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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The weightlifting competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles consisted of ten weight classes, all for men only.

The 1984 Summer Olympics boycott meant that the most dominant forces in weightlifting at the time, the USSR and Bulgaria did not take part. This left the field wide open.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
–52 kg
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Zeng Guoqiang
 China
Zhou Peishun
 China
Kazushito Manabe
 Japan
Bantamweight
52–56 kg
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Wu Shude
 China
Lai Runming
 China
Masahiro Kotaka
 Japan
Featherweight
56–60 kg
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Chen Weiqiang
 China
Gelu Radu
 Romania
Tsai Wen-Yee
 Chinese Taipei
Lightweight
60–67.5 kg
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Yao Jingyuan
 China
Andrei Socaci
 Romania
Jouni Grönman
 Finland
Middleweight
67.5–75 kg
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Karl-Heinz Radschinsky
 West Germany
Jacques Demers
 Canada
Dragomir Cioroslan
 Romania
Light-heavyweight
75–82.5 kg
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Petre Becheru
 Romania
Robert Kabbas
 Australia
Ryoji Isaoka
 Japan
Middle-heavyweight
82.5–90 kg
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Nicu Vlad
 Romania
Petre Dumitru
 Romania
David Mercer
 Great Britain
First-heavyweight
90-100 kg
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Rolf Milser
 West Germany
Vasile Groapa
 Romania
Pekka Niemi
 Finland
Heavyweight
100-110 kg
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Norberto Oberburger
 Italy
Stefan Tasnadi
 Romania
Guy Carlton
 United States
Super heavyweight
+110 kg
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Dean Lukin
 Australia
Mario Martinez
 United States
Manfred Nerlinger
 West Germany

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 4 2 0 6
2  Romania (ROU) 2 5 1 8
3  West Germany (FRG) 2 0 1 3
4  Australia (AUS) 1 1 0 2
5  Italy (ITA) 1 0 0 1
6  United States (USA) 0 1 1 2
7  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
8  Japan (JPN) 0 0 3 3
9  Finland (FIN) 0 0 2 2
10  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 0 1 1
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

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