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Weightlifting at the 1988 Summer Olympics


Weightlifting at the 1988 Summer Olympics

The weightlifting competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul consisted of ten weight classes, all for men only.

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
–52 kg
 Sevdalin Marinov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Chun Byung-Kwan
South Korea (KOR)
 He Zhuoqiang
China (CHN)
52–56 kg
 Oksen Mirzoyan
Soviet Union (URS)
 He Yingqiang
China (CHN)
 Liu Shoubin
China (CHN)
56–60 kg
 Naim Süleymanoğlu
Turkey (TUR)
 Stefan Topurov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Ye Huanming
China (CHN)
60–67.5 kg
 Joachim Kunz
East Germany (GDR)
 Israel Militosyan
Soviet Union (URS)
 Li Jinhe
China (CHN)
67.5–75 kg
 Borislav Gidikov
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Ingo Steinhöfel
East Germany (GDR)
 Aleksandar Varbanov
Bulgaria (BUL)
75–82.5 kg
 Israil Arsamakov
Soviet Union (URS)
 István Messzi
Hungary (HUN)
 Lee Hyung-Kun
South Korea (KOR)
82.5–90 kg
 Anatoly Khrapaty
Soviet Union (URS)
 Nail Mukhamedyarov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Sławomir Zawada
Poland (POL)
90-100 kg
 Pavel Kuznetsov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Nicu Vlad
Romania (ROU)
 Peter Immesberger
West Germany (FRG)
100-110 kg
 Yury Zakharevitch
Soviet Union (URS)
 József Jacsó
Hungary (HUN)
 Ronny Weller
East Germany (GDR)
Super heavyweight
+110 kg
 Aleksandr Kurlovich
Soviet Union (URS)
 Manfred Nerlinger
West Germany (FRG)
 Martin Zawieja
West Germany (FRG)

Mitko Grabnev (56 kg) and Angel Guenchev (67.5 kg) of Bulgaria were originally won their respective weight classes, but were both disqualified after they tested positive for Furosemide.[1] Andor Szanyi of Hungary was originally awarded silver in the 100 kg event, but was disqualified after he tested positive for Stanozolol.

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 6 2 0 8
2  Bulgaria (BUL) 2 1 1 4
3  East Germany (GDR) 1 1 1 3
4  Turkey (TUR) 1 0 0 1
5  Hungary (HUN) 0 2 0 2
6  China (CHN) 0 1 4 5
7  West Germany (FRG) 0 1 2 3
8  South Korea (KOR) 0 1 1 2
9  Romania (ROU) 0 1 0 1
10  Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
Total 10 10 10 30


  1. ^ "THE SEOUL OLYMPICS: Weight Lifting; Team Lifted After 2d Drug Test Is Failed". The New York Times. 1988-09-24. 
  • "Olympic Medal Winners".  
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