1979 European Weightlifting Championships

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The 1979 European Weightlifting Championships were held in Varna, Bulgaria from May 19 to May 27, 1979. This was the 58th edition of the event. There were 140 men in action from 24 nations.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
52 kg
Snatch Aleksandr Voronin
 Soviet Union
110.0 kg Stefan Leletko
 Poland
102.5 kg Tadeusz Golik
 Poland
100.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Aleksandr Voronin
 Soviet Union
135.0 kg Béla Oláh
 Hungary
132.5 kg Stefan Leletko
 Poland
130.0 kg
Total Aleksandr Voronin
 Soviet Union
245.0 kg Stefan Leletko
 Poland
232.5 kg Béla Oláh
 Hungary
232.5 kg
56 kg
Snatch Tadeusz Dembończyk
 Poland
115.0 kg Anton Kodzhabashev
 Bulgaria
115.0 kg Leszek Skorupa
 Poland
110.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Anton Kodzhabashev
 Bulgaria
147.5 kg Tadeusz Dembończyk
 Poland
145.0 kg Imre Stefanovics
 Hungary
142.5 kg
Total Anton Kodzhabashev
 Bulgaria
262.5 kg Tadeusz Dembończyk
 Poland
260.0 kg Imre Stefanovics
 Hungary
252.5 kg
60 kg
Snatch Nikolay Kolesnikov
 Soviet Union
127.5 kg Georgi Todorov
 Bulgaria
125.0 kg Marek Seweryn
 Poland
122.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Nikolay Kolesnikov
 Soviet Union
165.0 kg László Száraz
 Hungary
152.5 kg Marian Grigoras
 Romania
150.0 kg
Total Nikolay Kolesnikov
 Soviet Union
292.5 kg
WR
Georgi Todorov
 Bulgaria
272.5 kg Marian Grigoras
 Romania
270.0 kg
67.5 kg
Snatch Yanko Rusev
 Bulgaria
145.0 kg Joachim Kunz
 East Germany
140.0 kg Günter Ambraß
 East Germany
137.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Yanko Rusev
 Bulgaria
177.5 kg Günter Ambraß
 East Germany
175.0 kg Joachim Kunz
 East Germany
175.0 kg
Total Yanko Rusev
 Bulgaria
322.5 kg
WR
Joachim Kunz
 East Germany
315.0 kg Günter Ambraß
 East Germany
312.5 kg
75 kg
Snatch Yordan Mitkov
 Bulgaria
155.0 kg Nedelcho Kolev
 Bulgaria
150.0 kg Peter Wenzel
 East Germany
150.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Yordan Mitkov
 Bulgaria
190.0 kg Nedelcho Kolev
 Bulgaria
187.5 kg Dragomir Cioroslan
 Romania
185.0 kg
Total Yordan Mitkov
 Bulgaria
345.0 kg Nedelcho Kolev
 Bulgaria
337.5 kg Peter Wenzel
 East Germany
332.5 kg
82.5 kg
Snatch Blagoy Blagoev
 Bulgaria
172.5 kg
WR
Paweł Rabczewski
 Poland
155.0 kg András Stark
 Hungary
150.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Yurik Vardanyan
 Soviet Union
207.5 kg Blagoy Blagoev
 Bulgaria
207.5 kg Paweł Rabczewski
 Poland
197.5 kg
Total Blagoy Blagoev
 Bulgaria
380.0 kg
WR
Paweł Rabczewski
 Poland
352.5 kg Dušan Poliačik
 Czechoslovakia
340.0 kg
90 kg
Snatch Péter Baczakó
 Hungary
165.0 kg Valery Shary
 Soviet Union
165.0 kg Ferenc Antalovics
 Hungary
160.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Rolf Milser
 West Germany
222.5 kg
WR
Péter Baczakó
 Hungary
205.0 kg Valery Shary
 Soviet Union
205.0 kg
Total Rolf Milser
 West Germany
382.5 kg Péter Baczakó
 Hungary
370.0 kg Valery Shary
 Soviet Union
370.0 kg
100 kg
Snatch David Rigert
 Soviet Union
180.0 kg
WR
Pavel Syrchin
 Soviet Union
172.5 kg Plamen Asparukhov
 Bulgaria
170.0 kg
Clean & Jerk David Rigert
 Soviet Union
222.5 kg Pavel Syrchin
 Soviet Union
220.0 kg János Sólyomvári
 Hungary
205.0 kg
Total David Rigert
 Soviet Union
402.5 kg
WR
Pavel Syrchin
 Soviet Union
392.5 kg Plamen Asparukhov
 Bulgaria
375.0 kg
110 kg
Snatch Pavel Khek
 Czechoslovakia
175.0 kg Krassimir Drandarov
 Bulgaria
172.5 kg Yury Zaitsev
 Soviet Union
172.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Yury Zaitsev
 Soviet Union
227.5 kg Krassimir Drandarov
 Bulgaria
217.5 kg Peter Käks
 East Germany
215.0 kg
Total Yury Zaitsev
 Soviet Union
400.0 kg Krassimir Drandarov
 Bulgaria
390.0 kg Peter Käks
 East Germany
385.0 kg
+110 kg
Snatch Sultan Rakhmanov
 Soviet Union
195.0 kg Gerd Bonk
 East Germany
185.0 kg Rudolf Strejček
 Czechoslovakia
180.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Jürgen Heuser
 East Germany
242.5 kg Gerd Bonk
 East Germany
242.5 kg Rudolf Strejček
 Czechoslovakia
210.0 kg
Total Gerd Bonk
 East Germany
427.5 kg Jürgen Heuser
 East Germany
422.5 kg Rudolf Strejček
 Czechoslovakia
390.0 kg

Medal table[edit]

Ranking by Big (Total result) medals

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Bulgaria 4 3 1 8
2  Soviet Union 4 1 1 6
3  East Germany 1 2 3 6
4  West Germany 1 0 0 1
5  Poland 0 3 0 3
6  Hungary 0 1 2 3
7  Czechoslovakia 0 0 2 2
8  Romania 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30

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