Weightlifting at the 1996 Summer Olympics

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The weightlifting competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta consisted of ten weight classes, for men only. The range of each weight class was adjusted by 1–4 kg for these Games, marking the first redefinition of Olympic weightlifting weight classes since they were introduced in 1920.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
54 kg
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Halil Mutlu
 Turkey
Zhang Xiangsen
 China
Sevdalin Minchev
 Bulgaria
59 kg
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Tang Lingsheng
 China
Leonidas Sampanis
 Greece
Nikolay Peshalov
 Bulgaria
64 kg
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Naim Süleymanoğlu
 Turkey
Valerios Leonidis
 Greece
Xiao Jiangang
 China
70 kg
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Zhan Xugang
 China
Kim Myong-Nam
 North Korea
Attila Feri
 Hungary
76 kg
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Pablo Lara Rodriguez
 Cuba
Yoto Yotov
 Bulgaria
Jon Chol-Ho
 North Korea
83 kg
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Pyrros Dimas
 Greece
Marc Huster
 Germany
Andrzej Cofalik
 Poland
91 kg
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Aleksei Petrov
 Russia
Leonidas Kokas
 Greece
Oliver Caruso
 Germany
99 kg
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Kakhi Kakhiashvili
 Greece
Anatoli Khrapaty
 Kazakhstan
Denys Gotfrid
 Ukraine
108 kg
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Timour Taimazov
 Ukraine
Serguei Syrtsov
 Russia
Nicu Vlad
 Romania
+108 kg
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Andrei Chemerkin
 Russia
Ronny Weller
 Germany
Stefan Botev
 Australia

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Greece (GRE) 2 3 0 5
2  China (CHN) 2 1 1 4
3  Russia (RUS) 2 1 0 3
4  Turkey (TUR) 2 0 0 2
5  Ukraine (UKR) 1 0 1 2
6  Cuba (CUB) 1 0 0 1
7  Germany (GER) 0 2 1 3
8  Bulgaria (BUL) 0 1 2 3
9  North Korea (PRK) 0 1 1 2
10  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 1 0 1
11  Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1
 Hungary (HUN) 0 0 1 1
 Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
 Romania (ROU) 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 236 weightlifters from 77 nations competed at the Atlanta Games:

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