1972 World Weightlifting Championships

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The 1972 Men's World Weightlifting Championships were held in Munich, West Germany from August 27 to September 6, 1972. There were 188 men in action from 54 nations.

This tournament was a part of 1972 Summer Olympics but counted as World Weightlifting Championships too. Only total medals counted for Olympic Games while Snatch and Clean & Jerk medals counted for the World Weightlifting Championships.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
52 kg
Press Zygmunt Smalcerz
 Poland
112.5 kg Sándor Holczreiter
 Hungary
112.5 kg Lajos Szűcs
 Hungary
107.5 kg
Snatch Aung Gyi
 Burma
105.0 kg
WR
Zygmunt Smalcerz
 Poland
100.0 kg Tetsuhide Sasaki
 Japan
97.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Pak Dong-geun
 North Korea
130.0 kg Lajos Szűcs
 Hungary
127.5 kg Zygmunt Smalcerz
 Poland
125.0 kg
Total Zygmunt Smalcerz
 Poland
337.5 kg Lajos Szűcs
 Hungary
330.0 kg Sándor Holczreiter
 Hungary
327.5 kg
56 kg
Press Imre Földi
 Hungary
127.5 kg Mohammad Nassiri
 Iran
127.5 kg Henryk Trębicki
 Poland
122.5 kg
Snatch Koji Miki
 Japan
112.5 kg Gennady Chetin
 Soviet Union
107.5 kg Henryk Trębicki
 Poland
107.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Imre Földi
 Hungary
142.5 kg Mohammad Nassiri
 Iran
142.5 kg Gennady Chetin
 Soviet Union
140.0 kg
Total Imre Földi
 Hungary
377.5 kg
WR
Mohammad Nassiri
 Iran
370.0 kg Gennady Chetin
 Soviet Union
367.5 kg
60 kg
Press Ymer Pampuri
 Albania
127.5 kg Dito Shanidze
 Soviet Union
127.5 kg Norair Nurikyan
 Bulgaria
127.5 kg
Snatch Jan Wojnowski
 Poland
120.0 kg Yoshinobu Miyake
 Japan
120.0 kg Dito Shanidze
 Soviet Union
120.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Norair Nurikyan
 Bulgaria
157.5 kg
WR
Dito Shanidze
 Soviet Union
152.5 kg Yoshinobu Miyake
 Japan
145.0 kg
Total Norair Nurikyan
 Bulgaria
402.5 kg Dito Shanidze
 Soviet Union
400.0 kg János Benedek
 Hungary
390.0 kg
67.5 kg
Press Mladen Kuchev
 Bulgaria
157.5 kg
WR
Nasrollah Dehnavi
 Iran
150.0 kg Mukharby Kirzhinov
 Soviet Union
147.5 kg
Snatch Mukharby Kirzhinov
 Soviet Union
135.0 kg Waldemar Baszanowski
 Poland
130.0 kg Won Shin-hee
 South Korea
130.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Mukharby Kirzhinov
 Soviet Union
177.5 kg
WR
Mladen Kuchev
 Bulgaria
167.5 kg Zbigniew Kaczmarek
 Poland
167.5 kg
Total Mukharby Kirzhinov
 Soviet Union
460.0 kg
WR
Mladen Kuchev
 Bulgaria
450.0 kg Zbigniew Kaczmarek
 Poland
437.5 kg
75 kg
Press Vladimir Kanygin
 Soviet Union
165.0 kg Mohamed Tarabulsi
 Lebanon
160.0 kg Yordan Bikov
 Bulgaria
160.0 kg
Snatch Ondrej Hekel
 Czechoslovakia
142.5 kg Aimé Terme
 France
142.5 kg Mohamed Tarabulsi
 Lebanon
140.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Yordan Bikov
 Bulgaria
185.0 kg Gábor Szarvas
 Hungary
175.0 kg Anselmo Silvino
 Italy
175.0 kg
Total Yordan Bikov
 Bulgaria
485.0 kg
WR
Mohamed Tarabulsi
 Lebanon
472.5 kg Anselmo Silvino
 Italy
470.0 kg
82.5 kg
Press Leif Jenssen
 Norway
172.5 kg Christos Iakovou
 Greece
170.0 kg Rolf Milser
 West Germany
160.0 kg
Snatch Leif Jenssen
 Norway
150.0 kg Bernhard Radtke
 East Germany
145.0 kg Mike Karchut
 United States
145.0 kg
Clean & Jerk György Horváth
 Hungary
192.5 kg Norbert Ozimek
 Poland
187.5 kg Leif Jenssen
 Norway
185.0 kg
Total Leif Jenssen
 Norway
507.5 kg Norbert Ozimek
 Poland
497.5 kg György Horváth
 Hungary
495.0 kg
90 kg
Press David Rigert
 Soviet Union
187.5 kg Hans Bettembourg
 Sweden
182.5 kg Andon Nikolov
 Bulgaria
180.0 kg
Snatch Andon Nikolov
 Bulgaria
155.0 kg Jaakko Kailajärvi
 Finland
150.0 kg Pierre Gourrier
 France
147.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Rick Holbrook
 United States
197.5 kg Phil Grippaldi
 United States
195.0 kg Atanas Shopov
 Bulgaria
192.5 kg
Total Andon Nikolov
 Bulgaria
525.0 kg Atanas Shopov
 Bulgaria
517.5 kg Hans Bettembourg
 Sweden
512.5 kg
110 kg
Press Jaan Talts
 Soviet Union
210.0 kg Aleksandar Kraychev
 Bulgaria
197.5 kg Roberto Vezzani
 Italy
192.5 kg
Snatch Rainer Dörrzapf
 West Germany
165.0 kg Kauko Kangasniemi
 Finland
165.0 kg Jaan Talts
 Soviet Union
165.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Stefan Grützner
 East Germany
207.5 kg Helmut Losch
 East Germany
205.0 kg Jaan Talts
 Soviet Union
205.0 kg
Total Jaan Talts
 Soviet Union
580.0 kg Aleksandar Kraychev
 Bulgaria
562.5 kg Stefan Grützner
 East Germany
555.0 kg
+110 kg
Press Vasily Alekseyev
 Soviet Union
235.0 kg Rudolf Mang
 West Germany
225.0 kg Ken Patera
 United States
212.5 kg
Snatch Vasily Alekseyev
 Soviet Union
175.0 kg Rudolf Mang
 West Germany
170.0 kg Kalevi Lahdenranta
 Finland
165.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Vasily Alekseyev
 Soviet Union
230.0 kg Gerd Bonk
 East Germany
217.5 kg Rudolf Mang
 West Germany
215.0 kg
Total Vasily Alekseyev
 Soviet Union
640.0 kg Rudolf Mang
 West Germany
610.0 kg Gerd Bonk
 East Germany
572.5 kg

Medal table[edit]

Ranking by Big (Total result) medals

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Bulgaria 3 3 0 6
2  Soviet Union 3 1 1 5
3  Hungary 1 1 3 5
4  Poland 1 1 1 3
5  Norway 1 0 0 1
6  Iran 0 1 0 1
 Lebanon 0 1 0 1
 West Germany 0 1 0 1
9  East Germany 0 0 2 2
10  Italy 0 0 1 1
 Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 9 9 9 27

Ranking by all medals: Big (Total result) and Small (Press, Snatch and Clean & Jerk)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 11 4 6 21
2  Bulgaria 7 5 4 16
3  Hungary 4 4 4 12
4  Poland 3 4 5 12
5  Norway 3 0 1 4
6  East Germany 1 3 2 6
 West Germany 1 3 2 6
8  Japan 1 1 2 4
 United States 1 1 2 4
10  Albania 1 0 0 1
 Burma 1 0 0 1
 Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
 North Korea 1 0 0 1
14  Iran 0 4 0 4
15  Finland 0 2 1 3
 Lebanon 0 2 1 3
17  France 0 1 1 2
 Sweden 0 1 1 2
19  Greece 0 1 0 1
20  Italy 0 0 3 3
21  South Korea 0 0 1 1
Total 36 36 36 108

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