1978 World Weightlifting Championships

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The 1978 Men's World Weightlifting Championships were held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States from October 4 to October 8, 1978. There were 185 men in action from 35 nations.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
52 kg
Snatch Kanybek Osmonaliyev
 Soviet Union
105.0 kg Tadeusz Golik
 Poland
105.0 kg Francisco Casamayor
 Cuba
102.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Kanybek Osmonaliyev
 Soviet Union
135.0 kg Tadeusz Golik
 Poland
132.5 kg Masamoto Takeuchi
 Japan
130.0 kg
Total Kanybek Osmonaliyev
 Soviet Union
240.0 kg Tadeusz Golik
 Poland
237.5 kg Francisco Casamayor
 Cuba
230.0 kg
56 kg
Snatch Daniel Núñez
 Cuba
117.5 kg Marek Seweryn
 Poland
115.0 kg Stefan Dimitrov
 Bulgaria
110.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Kenkichi Ando
 Japan
145.0 kg Tadeusz Dembończyk
 Poland
142.5 kg Daniel Núñez
 Cuba
142.5 kg
Total Daniel Núñez
 Cuba
260.0 kg Marek Seweryn
 Poland
252.5 kg Kenkichi Ando
 Japan
252.5 kg
60 kg
Snatch István Lénárt
 Hungary
122.5 kg László Száraz
 Hungary
122.5 kg Tan Hanyong
 China
120.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Takashi Saito
 Japan
157.5 kg Marek Sachmaciński
 Poland
155.0 kg Nikolay Kolesnikov
 Soviet Union
152.5 kg
Total Nikolay Kolesnikov
 Soviet Union
270.0 kg Takashi Saito
 Japan
267.5 kg Valentin Todorov
 Bulgaria
267.5 kg
67.5 kg
Snatch Mario Villalobo
 Cuba
135.0 kg Yanko Rusev
 Bulgaria
135.0 kg Virgil Dociu
 Romania
132.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Yanko Rusev
 Bulgaria
175.0 kg Zbigniew Kaczmarek
 Poland
172.5 kg Günter Ambraß
 East Germany
170.0 kg
Total Yanko Rusev
 Bulgaria
310.0 kg Zbigniew Kaczmarek
 Poland
302.5 kg Günter Ambraß
 East Germany
300.0 kg
75 kg
Snatch Roberto Urrutia
 Cuba
155.0 kg Julio Echenique
 Cuba
147.5 kg Vardan Militosyan
 Soviet Union
147.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Roberto Urrutia
 Cuba
192.5 kg Peter Wenzel
 East Germany
190.0 kg Vardan Militosyan
 Soviet Union
190.0 kg
Total Roberto Urrutia
 Cuba
347.5 kg Vardan Militosyan
 Soviet Union
337.5 kg Peter Wenzel
 East Germany
335.0 kg
82.5 kg
Snatch Yurik Vardanyan
 Soviet Union
170.0 kg Péter Baczakó
 Hungary
157.5 kg Paweł Rabczewski
 Poland
150.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Yurik Vardanyan
 Soviet Union
207.5 kg Daniel Zayas
 Cuba
195.0 kg Péter Baczakó
 Hungary
195.0 kg
Total Yurik Vardanyan
 Soviet Union
377.5 kg
WR
Péter Baczakó
 Hungary
352.5 kg Paweł Rabczewski
 Poland
345.0 kg
90 kg
Snatch Andon Nikolov
 Bulgaria
170.0 kg György Rehus-Uzor
 Hungary
165.0 kg Ferenc Antalovics
 Hungary
165.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Rolf Milser
 West Germany
215.0 kg Gennady Bessonov
 Soviet Union
210.0 kg Ferenc Antalovics
 Hungary
202.5 kg
Total Rolf Milser
 West Germany
377.5 kg Gennady Bessonov
 Soviet Union
375.0 kg Ferenc Antalovics
 Hungary
367.5 kg
100 kg
Snatch Sergey Arakelov
 Soviet Union
172.5 kg David Rigert
 Soviet Union
170.0 kg Manfred Funke
 East Germany
167.5 kg
Clean & Jerk David Rigert
 Soviet Union
220.0 kg Sergey Arakelov
 Soviet Union
217.5 kg Anton Baraniak
 Czechoslovakia
205.0 kg
Total David Rigert
 Soviet Union
390.0 kg Sergey Arakelov
 Soviet Union
390.0 kg Manfred Funke
 East Germany
367.5 kg
110 kg
Snatch Leif Nilsson
 Sweden
175.0 kg Yury Zaitsev
 Soviet Union
172.5 kg Jürgen Ciezki
 East Germany
170.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Yury Zaitsev
 Soviet Union
230.0 kg Jürgen Ciezki
 East Germany
215.0 kg György Szalai
 Hungary
210.0 kg
Total Yury Zaitsev
 Soviet Union
402.5 kg Jürgen Ciezki
 East Germany
385.0 kg Leif Nilsson
 Sweden
385.0 kg
+110 kg
Snatch Sultan Rakhmanov
 Soviet Union
187.5 kg Hristo Plachkov
 Bulgaria
187.5 kg Jürgen Heuser
 East Germany
185.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Gerd Bonk
 East Germany
235.0 kg Jürgen Heuser
 East Germany
232.5 kg Sultan Rakhmanov
 Soviet Union
230.0 kg
Total Jürgen Heuser
 East Germany
417.5 kg Sultan Rakhmanov
 Soviet Union
417.5 kg Gerd Bonk
 East Germany
410.0 kg

Medal table[edit]

Ranking by Big (Total result) medals

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 5 4 0 9
2  Cuba 2 0 1 3
3  East Germany 1 1 4 6
4  Bulgaria 1 0 1 2
5  West Germany 1 0 0 1
6  Poland 0 3 1 4
7  Hungary 0 1 1 2
 Japan 0 1 1 2
9  Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

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

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 13 8 4 25
2  Cuba 6 2 3 11
3  Bulgaria 3 2 2 7
4  East Germany 2 4 8 14
5  Japan 2 1 2 5
6  West Germany 2 0 0 2
7  Hungary 1 4 5 10
8  Sweden 1 0 1 2
9  Poland 0 9 2 11
10  China 0 0 1 1
 Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
 Romania 0 0 1 1
Total 30 30 30 90

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