| Event type

Middle-Heavyweight (≤94 kilograms), Men

Date23 August 2004 — 16:30 (B), 20:00 (A)
LocationOlympiako Gymnastirio Arsis Varon Nikaias, Nikaia
Participants25 from 18 countries
FormatTotal of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Greek Akakios Kakiasvili had won this class in 1992 and 2000, and in 1996, won Olympic gold in the heavyweight I class. He was attempting to become the first Olympic weightlifter to win four gold medals, but Kakiasvili lifted only 180.0 kg in the snatch and was well behind. In the clean & jerk he missed all three lifts and was eliminated. The gold medal went to Bulgarian Milan Dobrev, the 2003 World Champion, who led after the snatch with 187.5 kg, and equalled Russian Khadzhimurat Akkayev’s clean & jerk of 220.0 kg to win the gold medal. Akkayev won silver, followed by his countryman Eduard Tyukin. Fourth-place went to Iranian Shahin Nassiri Nia, who had been favored to win gold at Sydney as a light-heavyweight, but dislocated his shoulder on his first snatch attempt, eliminating him from the event.

1Milen DobrevBUL407.5Gold
2Khadzhimurat AkkayevRUS405.0Silver
3Eduard TyukinRUS397.5Bronze
4Shahin Nassiri NiaIRI392.5
5Julio César LunaVEN390.0
6Hakan YılmazTUR390.0
7Bakhyt AkhmetovKAZ390.0
8Anatoliy MushykUKR387.5
9Santiago MartínezESP382.5
10Eugen BratanMDA380.0
11Nikos KourtidisGRE377.5
12Yohandris HernándezCUB375.0
13Tadeusz DrzazgaPOL370.0
14Arsen KasabijewGEO362.5
15Əlibəy SəmədovAZE360.0
16Asghar EbrahimiIRI355.0
17Darío LecmanARG340.0
18Furkat SaidovUZB320.0
19Junior FaroARU307.5
ACAkakios KakiasviliGRE180.0DNF
ACNikola KolevBUL177.5DNF
ACRamzi Al-MahrousKSA150.0DNF
ACNizami PaşayevAZEDNF
ACNajim Al-RadwanKSADNF
ACVadim VacarciucMDADNF