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Weightlifting at the 2000 Summer Olympics

The Weightlifting Competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia saw the introduction of women's weightlifting.

Weightlifting
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dates16 - 26 September 2000
Competitors246 from 76 nations
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Medal summaryEdit

Men's competitionEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
56 kg
details[a]
Halil Mutlu
  Turkey
Wu Wenxiong
  China
Zhang Xiangxiang
  China
62 kg
details[b]
Nikolaj Pešalov
  Croatia
Leonidas Sabanis
  Greece
Henadzi Aliashchuk
  Belarus
69 kg
details
Galabin Boevski
  Bulgaria
Georgi Markov
  Bulgaria
Siarhei Laurenau
  Belarus
77 kg
details
Zhan Xugang
  China
Viktor Mitrou
  Greece
Arsen Melikyan
  Armenia
85 kg
details
Pyrros Dimas
  Greece
Marc Huster
  Germany
Giorgi Asanidze
  Georgia
94 kg
details
Akakios Kakiasvilis
  Greece
Szymon Kołecki
  Poland
Aleksey Petrov
  Russia
105 kg
details
Hossein Tavakkoli
  Iran
Alan Tsagaev
  Bulgaria
Said Saif Asaad
  Qatar
+105 kg
details[c]
Hossein Rezazadeh
  Iran
Ronny Weller
  Germany
Andrey Chemerkin
  Russia

Women's competitionEdit

Women's weightlifting was included as a medal sport for the first time in Sydney 2000[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details[d]
Tara Nott
  United States
Raema Lisa Rumbewas
  Indonesia
Sri Indriyani
  Indonesia
53 kg
details
Yang Xia
  China
Li Feng-ying
  Chinese Taipei
Winarni Binti Slamet
  Indonesia
58 kg
details
Soraya Jiménez
  Mexico
Ri Song-hui
  North Korea
Khassaraporn Suta
  Thailand
63 kg
details
Chen Xiaomin
  China
Valentina Popova
  Russia
Ioanna Chatziioannou
  Greece
69 kg
details
Lin Weining
  China
Erzsébet Márkus
  Hungary
Karnam Malleswari
  India
75 kg
details
María Isabel Urrutia
  Colombia
Ruth Ogbeifo
  Nigeria
Kuo Yi-hang
  Chinese Taipei
+75 kg
details
Ding Meiyuan
  China
Agata Wróbel
  Poland
Cheryl Haworth
  United States

NotesEdit

  • a Ivan Ivanov of Bulgaria originally won the silver medal, but was disqualified after testing positive for furosemide.[2]
  • b Sevdalin Minchev of Bulgaria originally won the bronze medal, but was disqualified after testing positive for furosemide.[2]
  • c Ashot Danielyan of Armenia originally won the bronze medal, but was disqualified after testing positive for stanozolol.[3]
  • d Izabela Dragneva of Bulgaria originally won the gold medal, but was disqualified after testing positive for furosemide.[2]

Participating nationsEdit

A total number of 261 weightlifters from 73 nations competed at the Sydney Games:

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)5117
2  Greece (GRE)2215
3  Iran (IRI)2002
4  Bulgaria (BUL)1203
5  United States (USA)1012
6  Colombia (COL)1001
  Croatia (CRO)1001
  Mexico (MEX)1001
  Turkey (TUR)1001
10  Germany (GER)0202
  Poland (POL)0202
12  Indonesia (INA)0123
  Russia (RUS)0123
14  Chinese Taipei (TPE)0112
15  Hungary (HUN)0101
  Nigeria (NGR)0101
  North Korea (PRK)0101
18  Belarus (BLR)0022
19  Armenia (ARM)0011
  Georgia (GEO)0011
  India (IND)0011
  Qatar (QAT)0011
  Thailand (THA)0011
Totals (23 nations)15151545

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ola Rio 2016".
  2. ^ a b c "Bulgarian lifters sent home". BBC Sport. 22 September 2000.
  3. ^ "Two more fail drug tests". BBC Sport. 1 October 2000.