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Middleweight (≤75 kilograms), Men

Date30 July 1992 — 12:30 (C) (B) (A)
StatusOlympic
LocationPabellón de la España Industrial, Barcelona
Participants34 from 27 countries
FormatTotal of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
Olympic Record (≤75 kg, 1-Hand Clean & Jerk)95.0 / Carlo Galimberti ITA / 22 – 23 July 1924
Olympic Record (≤75 kg, 1-Hand Snatch)82.5 WR / Alfred Neuland EST / 22 – 23 July 1924
Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Biathlon)375.0 / Borislav Gidikov BUL / 22 September 1988
Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Clean & Jerk)207.5 / Borislav Gidikov BUL / 22 September 1988
Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Military Press)165.0 / Vladimir Kanygin URS / 31 August 1972
Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Pentathlon)492.5 / Carlo Galimberti ITA / 22 – 23 July 1924
Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Snatch)167.5 / Borislav Gidikov BUL / 22 September 1988
Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Triathlon)485.0 WR / Yordan Bikov BUL / 31 August 1972

This was expected to be a close battle between Moldovan Tudor Casapu, competing for the Unified Team, and Cuban Pablo Lara. Lara had won the 1991 World Championships, while Casapu was the 1990 World Champion. Both lifted 155.0 kg in the snatch and also tied in the clean & jerk with 202.5 kg, for totals of 357.5 kg. However, Casapu won the gold medal on bodyweight, weighting 74.50 kg to Lara’s 74.75 kg. Lara would return in 1996 and won the gold medal in Atlanta, while Casapu tested positive in 1995 for mesterolone, an anabolic steroid, and was banned for life.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCK
1Tudor CasapuEUN357.5Gold
2Pablo LaraCUB357.5Silver
3Kim Myong-NamPRK352.5Bronze
4Andrzej KozłowskiPOL352.5
5Ingo SteinhöfelGER347.5
6Raúl MoraCUB345.0
7Włodzimierz ChleboszPOL340.0
8Lu GangCHN335.0
9Lin WenshengCHN332.5
10Oleg SadikovISR332.5
11Choi Byeong-ChanKOR330.0
12Muharrem SüleymanoğluTUR330.0
13Ron LaycockAUS327.5
14Aleksandrs ŽerebkovsLAT325.0
15Pak Ui-MyongPRK325.0
16Oliver CarusoGER325.0
17Álvaro VelascoCOL322.5
18Hamdy BasionyEGY320.0
19Nicolae NițuROU320.0
20Abbas TalebiIRI320.0
21Hideo MizunoJPN317.5
22Damian BrownAUS317.5
23I Nyoman SudarmaINA315.0
24Mats LindqvistSWE312.5
25Panagiotis GrammatikopoulosGRE302.5
26Tony MorganGBR302.5
27Henrik AndersenDEN297.5
28Luis CoronadoGUA295.0
29Leslie AtaSOL235.0
30Edgar MolinosGUM220.0
31Uasi Vi KohinoaTGA200.0
ACMubarak Fadl El-MoulaSUD90.0
ACMoustafa AllozyEGY135.0
ACGombodorjiin EnebishMGLDNF