| Event type

Heavyweight II (≤108 kilograms), Men

Date29 July 1996
LocationGeorgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia (Hall E)
Participants23 from 18 countries
FormatTotal of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Ukraine’s Tymur Taimazov had been the silver medalist in 1992 in heavyweight I but moved up in weight and won the World Championships in this class in 1993-94. Injured in 1995, that title was won by his teammate Ihor Razoronov. The expected competition between the two in Atlanta never occurred, however, as Razoronov injured his back in warm-ups and had to withdraw from the event. The leader after the snatch was Romanian Nicu Vlad, the 1984 Olympic middle-heavyweight champion, who lifted 197.5 kg. Taimazov lifted 195.0 kg, tied with Sergey Syrtsov, the 1992 middle-heavyweight silver medalist. Taimazov then lifted 227.5 kg in the clean & jerk on his first attempt, which won him the gold medal. He later lifted a world 235.0 kg to win by 10 kg with Syrtsov winning silver and Vlad the bronze.

1Tymur TaimazovUKR430.0ORGold
2Sergey SyrtsovRUS420.0Silver
3Nicu VladROU420.0Bronze
4Uladzimir YemelianouBLR407.5
5Cui WenhuaCHN405.0
6Wes BarnettUSA395.0
7Ara VardanyanARM395.0
8Dariusz OsuchPOL392.5
9Mario KalinkeGER390.0
10Viktors ŠčerbatihsLAT390.0
11Dimitri ProchorowGER390.0
12Konstantine StarikovitchUSA387.5
13Jeon Sang-SeokKOR380.0
14Janne KanervaFIN360.0
15Hisaya YoshimotoJPN360.0
16Valentin ManushevUZB350.0
17Nopadol WanwangTHA317.5
18Shirish RummunMRI287.5
19Ali KavumaUGA260.0
DNFSergey FlerkoRUS185.0
DNFHenadziy ShchekaloBLR175.0
DNFOleng PanatidisGRE
DNFIhor RazoronovUKR