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Flyweight (≤52 kilograms), Men

Date18 July 1976 — 14:30-19:00
StatusOlympic
LocationAréna Saint-Michel, Montréal, Québec
Participants23 from 18 countries
FormatTotal of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

The defending champion was Poland’s Zygmunt Smalcerz and he had won the 1975 World Championships, but Smalcerz failed to make a lift in the snatch and was eliminated. He was expected to be challenged by Iranian Mohammad Nassiri, who was World Champion in 1973-74, and Soviet Aleksandr Voronin, runner-up to Smalcerz at the 1975 Worlds, and the world record holder. The leader after the snatch, however, was Hungarian György Kőszegi. Voronin, the shortest lifter in the event at 144 cm (4-8½), had the best clean & jerk to equal his world record total with 242.5 kg and take the gold medal. Kőszegi took the silver while Nassiri settled for bronze. Nassiri had won a gold medal in 1968 and silver in 1972, both times as a bantamweight.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCK
1Aleksandr VoroninURS242.5=WRGold
2György KőszegiHUN237.5Silver
3Mohammad NassiriIRI235.0Bronze
4Masatomo TakeuchiJPN232.5
5Francisco CasamayorCUB227.5
6Stefan LeletkoPOL220.0
7Boleslav PacholTCH217.5
8Daniel NúñezCUB215.0
9Salvador del RosarioPHI212.5
10Im Jae-HoPRK210.0
11Preecha ChiocharnTHA210.0
12Narcisco OránPAN202.5
13Precious McKenzieGBR200.0
14Ioannis AthanasiadisGRE197.5
15Porfirio de LeónPUR190.0
16Gustavo QuintanaCOL185.0
ACMoustafa Abdel HalimEGY90.0
ACLajos SzűcsHUN95.0
ACTakeshi HorikoshiJPN100.0
ACZygmunt SmalcerzPOLDNF
ACRafael OrtegaDOMDNF
ACAnil MondalINDDNF
ACSan Lázaro de la CruzDOMDNF