| Event type

Light-Heavyweight (≤83 kilograms), Men

Date26 July 1996
LocationGeorgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia (Hall E)
Participants20 from 18 countries
FormatTotal of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Pyrros Dimas was the 1992 gold medalist and had won the 1993 and 1995 World Championships. He failed to win the 1994 Worlds when he missed all three of his clean & jerk attempts, as that title was won by German Marc Huster. The two tied at the 1995 Worlds, but Dimas won on lower bodyweight, so this was expected to be a close contest between the two. However, when Dimas snatched a world record 180.0 kg, he made it very difficult for Huster, who was 10 kg behind. Both lifted world records of 212.5 kg, as Dimas defended his gold medal with a total of 392.5 kg. At Sydney, the two would renew their rivalry with the same result, but in 2000 they would tie on total weight, Dimas winning his third gold medal because of lower bodyweight. Dimas would also win a bronze medal in this class at the 2004 Olympics.

1Pyrros DimasGRE392.5WRGold
2Marc HusterGER382.5Silver
3Andrzej CofalikPOL372.5Bronze
4Kiril KounevAUS370.0
5Vadim VacarciucMDA367.5
6Sergo ChakhoyanARM365.0
7Dursun SevinçTUR362.5
8Krastyo MilevBUL360.0
9Bidzina MikiashviliGEO360.0
10Rishat MansurovKAZ337.5
11Tofiq HeydərovAZE330.0
12Anthony ArthurGBR327.5
13Serge TremblayCAN327.5
14Wu Tsai-FuTPE312.5
15Dainis ZīlītisLAT312.5
16Kuo Tai-ChihTPE290.0
17Rupeni VareaFIJ265.0
18Steven BaccusSEY260.0
DNFOleksandr BlyshchykUKR167.5
DNFKuanysh RymkulovKAZ