| Event type

Super-Heavyweight (>105 kilograms), Men

Date25 August 2004 — 16:30 (B), 20:00 (A)
LocationOlympiako Gymnastirio Arsis Varon Nikaias, Nikaia
Participants17 from 15 countries
FormatTotal of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Not so much a competition as a coronation, the gold medal in this event went to Iranian Hossein Reza Zadeh, who was the defending champion and had won the 2002-03 World Championships. Reza Zadeh led after the snatch with 210.0 kg, and then lifted a world record 262.5 kg in the clean & jerk, matching his world record total of 472.5 kg. His clean & jerk was re-measured at 263.5 kg for record purposes. German Ronny Weller had been the silver medalist in this class in 1996 and 2000, and had won medals at the last four Olympics. Attempting to become the first weightlifter to win five medals, he injured himself on his second snatch, and dropped out of the competition. Latvia’s Viktors Ščerbatihs won silver, although well behind Reza Zadeh, and he would return in 2008 and add a bronze medal in the class.

1Hossein Reza ZadehIRI472.5=ORGold
2Viktors ŠčerbatihsLAT455.0Silver
3Velichko CholakovBUL447.5Bronze
4Hennadiy KrasylnykovUKR440.0
5Oleksiy KolokoltsevUKR437.5
6Paweł NajdekPOL430.0
7Shane HammanUSA430.0
8An Yong-GwonKOR427.5
9Igor KhalilovUZB420.0
10Grzegorz KleszczPOL415.0
11Mohamed EhsanEGY405.0
12Takanobu IwazakiJPN385.0
13Joel BranGUA370.0
14Itte DetenamoNRU347.5
DNFStian GrimsethNOR
DNFRonny WellerGER
DNFAshot DanielyanARM