Weightlifting at the Friendship Games

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Weightlifting at the Friendship Games was contested at the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna, Bulgaria between 12 and 16 September 1984. 80 athletes competed in 10 events (all men's individual).

World records were broken thirty times during the competition.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
–52 kg
 Neno Terziyski (BUL)  Béla Oláh (HUN)  Hoi Zong Sou (PRK)
Bantamweight
52–56 kg
 Naim Suleimanov (BUL)  Oksen Mirzoyan (URS)  Gabriel Enseñat (CUB)
Featherweight
56–60 kg
 Stefan Topurov (BUL)  Yurik Sarkisyan (URS)  Anton Kodzabashev (BUL)
Lightweight
60–67.5 kg
 Yanko Rusev (BUL)  Aleksandar Varbanov (BUL)  Marek Seweryn (POL)
Middleweight
67.5–75 kg
 Zdravko Stoichkov (BUL)  Vladimir Kuznetsov (URS)  István Messzi (HUN)
Light-heavyweight
75–82.5 kg
 Yurik Vardanyan (URS)  Asen Zlatev (BUL)  László Király (HUN)
Middle-heavyweight
82.5–90 kg
 Viktor Solodov (URS)  Blagoy Blagoev (BUL)  Andrzej Piotrowski (POL)
First-heavyweight
90-100 kg
 Pavel Kuznetsov (URS)  Andor Szanyi (HUN)  Milos Ciernik (TCH)
Heavyweight
100-110 kg
 Leonid Taranenko (URS)  Yury Zakharevitch (URS)  Yanko Georgiev (BUL)
Super heavyweight
+110 kg
 Anatoly Pisarenko (URS)  Aleksandr Kurlovich (URS)  Robert Skolimowski (POL)

Details[edit]

List of top three results in every category.

Flyweight[edit]

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
Gold medal icon.svg  Neno Terziyski (BUL) 112.5 140 252.5
Silver medal icon.svg  Béla Oláh (HUN) 105 127.5 232.5
Bronze medal icon.svg  Hoi Zong Sou (PRK) 95 132.5 227.5

Bantamweight[edit]

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
Gold medal icon.svg  Naim Suleimanov (BUL) 132.5 165 297.5
Silver medal icon.svg  Oksen Mirzoyan (URS) 132.5 162.5 295
Bronze medal icon.svg  Gabriel Ensebat (CUB) 100 130 230

Featherweight[edit]

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
Gold medal icon.svg  Stefan Topurov (BUL) 140 182.5 322.5
Silver medal icon.svg  Yurik Sarkisyan (URS) 140 175 315
Bronze medal icon.svg  Anton Kodzabashev (BUL) 130 165 295

Lightweight[edit]

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
Gold medal icon.svg  Yanko Rusev (BUL) 145 192.5 337.5
Silver medal icon.svg  Aleksandar Varbanov (BUL) 145 190 335
Bronze medal icon.svg  Marek Seweryn (POL) 142.5 172.5 315

Middleweight[edit]

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
Gold medal icon.svg  Zdravko Stoichkov (BUL) 167.5 210 377.5
Silver medal icon.svg  Vladimir Kuznetsov (URS) 162.5 200 362.5
Bronze medal icon.svg  István Messzi (HUN) 155 185 340

Light-heavyweight[edit]

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
Gold medal icon.svg  Yurik Vardanyan (URS) 182.5 222.5 405
Silver medal icon.svg  Asen Zlatev (BUL) 175 210 385
Bronze medal icon.svg  László Király (HUN) 167.5 202.5 370

Middle-heavyweight[edit]

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
Gold medal icon.svg  Viktor Solodov (URS) 190 232.5 422.5
Silver medal icon.svg  Blagoy Blagoev (BUL) 185 215 400
Bronze medal icon.svg  Andrzej Piotrowski (POL) 170 205 375

First-heavyweight[edit]

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
Gold medal icon.svg  Pavel Kuznetsov (URS) 187.5 240 427.5
Silver medal icon.svg  Andor Szanyi (HUN) 175 215 390
Bronze medal icon.svg  Milos Ciernik (TCH) 170 215 385

Heavyweight[edit]

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
Gold medal icon.svg  Leonid Taranenko (URS) 200 242.5 442.5
Silver medal icon.svg  Yury Zakharevitch (URS) 197.5 230 427.5
Bronze medal icon.svg  Yanko Georgiev (BUL) 182.5 230 412.5

Super heavyweight[edit]

Rank Name Snatch
(kg)
Clean and
Jerk (kg)
Total
(kg)
Gold medal icon.svg  Anatoly Pisarenko (URS) 200 265 465
Silver medal icon.svg  Aleksandr Kurlovich (URS) 210 252.5 462.5
Bronze medal icon.svg  Robert Skolimowski (POL) 190 225 415

World records broken[edit]

World records were broken thirty times.[1] Some were beaten "off competition" after the competition ended. Often, records were broken multiple times in one category.[1] In such case, only the final record is listed here.

Event Name Nationality Result
Bantamweight – Clean & Jerk Naim Suleimanov  Bulgaria 170.5 kg
Featherweight – Clean & jerk Stefan Topurov  Bulgaria 185 kg
Featherweight – Total Stefan Topurov  Bulgaria 322.5 kg
Lightweight – Clean & Jerk Aleksandar Varbanov  Bulgaria 200 kg
Middleweight – Clean & Jerk Zdravko Stoichkov  Bulgaria 211 kg
Middleweight – Total Zdravko Stoichkov  Bulgaria 377.5 kg
Light-heavyweight – Snatch Yurik Vardanyan  Soviet Union 182.5 kg
Light-heavyweight – Clean & Jerk Yurik Vardanyan  Soviet Union 224 kg
Light-heavyweight – Total Yurik Vardanyan  Soviet Union 405 kg
Middle-heavyweight – Clean & Jerk Viktor Solodov  Soviet Union 233 kg
Middle-heavyweight – Total Viktor Solodov  Soviet Union 422.5 kg
First-heavyweight – Clean & Jerk Pavel Kuznetsov  Soviet Union 241.5 kg
Heavyweight – Snatch Yury Zakharevitch  Soviet Union 200.5 kg
Heavyweight – Total Leonid Taranenko  Soviet Union 442.5 kg
Super heavyweight – Clean & Jerk Anatoly Pisarenko  Soviet Union 265 kg
Super heavyweight – Total Anatoly Pisarenko  Soviet Union 465 kg

Medal table[edit]

  Host nation (Bulgaria)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 5 5 0 10
2  Bulgaria 5 3 2 10
3  Hungary 0 2 2 4
4  Poland 0 0 3 3
5  Cuba 0 0 1 1
5  Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
5  North Korea 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Chmielewski (1987), p. 186

References[edit]

  • Chmielewski, Zbigniew; et al. (1987). Na olimpijskim szlaku 1984. Sarajewo, Los Angeles (in Polish). Warsaw: Sport i Turystyka. pp. 186–190; 218. ISBN 83-217-2610-0. 
  • Trzciński, Tomasz; et al. (1985). Gwiazdy sportu '84 (in Polish). Warsaw: Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza. p. 91. ISBN 83-03-01177-4. 

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