| Event type

Flyweight (≤52 kilograms), Men

Date18 September 1988 — 17:00-21:00
LocationOlympic Weightlifting Gymnasium, Ol-lim-pik Gong-won, Seoul
Participants24 from 18 countries
FormatTotal of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

China’s He Zhouqiang held the world record but Bulgaria’s Sevdalin Marinov had won the last three World Championships and was favored. He opened with a world record snatch of 120.0 kg and won the gold medal, as he also had the best clean & jerk, giving him a world record total of 270.0 kg. Korea’s Jeon Byeong-Gwan won the silver as He Zhouqiang won the bronze only on bodyweight over his teammate Zhang Shoulie.

1Sevdalin MarinovBUL270.0WRGold
2Jeon Byeong-GwanKOR260.0Silver
3He ZhuoqiangCHN257.5Bronze
4Zhang ShoulieCHN257.5
5Jacek GutowskiPOL247.5
6Traian CihăreanROU240.0
7Béla OláhHUN237.5
8Kazushito ManabeJPN230.0
9Hwang In-DongKOR230.0
10Humberto FuentesVEN227.5
11Gurunathan MuthuswamyIND227.5
12José Luis MartínezESP225.0
13José Andrés IbáñezESP222.5
14Chiang Ming-HsiungTPE222.5
15 SodikinINA217.5
16Levent ErdoğanTUR217.5
17Yoshinori NamikiJPN215.0
18Greg HaymanAUS207.5
19Raghavan ChanderasekaranIND207.5
20Gregorio ColoniaPHI205.0
21Khodor Al-AywanLBN185.0
22Bharat SawadNEP180.0
ACChung Yung-ChiTPE97.5
ACRamadan MahmoudEGY100.0