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Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held from August 9 to August 19. Competitions were conducted at the Beihang University Gymnasium.

Weightlifting
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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VenueBeihang University Gymnasium
Dates9–19 August
Competitors255
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EventsEdit

 
The Men's 85kg competition on August 15.

15 sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

  • 56 kg Men
  • 62 kg Men
  • 69 kg Men
  • 77 kg Men
  • 85 kg Men
  • 94 kg Men
  • 105 kg Men
  • +105 kg Men
  • 48 kg Women
  • 53 kg Women
  • 58 kg Women
  • 63 kg Women
  • 69 kg Women
  • 75 kg Women
  • +75 kg Women

QualificationEdit

Medal summaryEdit

The medal records at the 2008 Games were heavily amended following retests of competitors samples in 2015 and 2016. A significant number of medalists have been disqualified, including some weightlifters who originally stood to inherit medals. The following table has been updated as a result of this. Where a medal has been forfeited, the attached note contains details of the identity of the former medalist, and the reason for the disqualification.

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
56 kg
details
Long Qingquan
  China
Hoàng Anh Tuấn
  Vietnam
Eko Yuli Irawan
  Indonesia
62 kg
details
Zhang Xiangxiang
  China
Diego Salazar
  Colombia
Triyatno
  Indonesia
69 kg
details [a]
Liao Hui
  China
Vencelas Dabaya
  France
Yordanis Borrero
  Cuba
77 kg
details
Sa Jae-hyouk
  South Korea
Li Hongli
  China
Gevorg Davtyan
  Armenia
85 kg
details [b]
Lu Yong
  China
Tigran V. Martirosyan
  Armenia
Jadier Valladares
  Cuba
94 kg
details [c]
Szymon Kołecki
  Poland
Arsen Kasabiev
  Georgia
Yoandry Hernández
  Cuba
105 kg
details [d]
Andrei Aramnau
  Belarus
Dmitry Klokov
  Russia
Marcin Dołęga
  Poland
+105 kg
details
Matthias Steiner
  Germany
Evgeny Chigishev
  Russia
Viktors Ščerbatihs
  Latvia

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details [e]
Chen Wei-ling
  Chinese Taipei
Im Jyoung-hwa
  South Korea
Pensiri Laosirikul
  Thailand
53 kg
details [g]
Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon
  Thailand
Yoon Jin-hee
  South Korea
Raema Lisa Rumbewas
  Indonesia
58 kg
details [h]
Chen Yanqing
  China
O Jong-ae
  North Korea
Wandee Kameaim
  Thailand
63 kg
details [i]
Pak Hyon-suk
  North Korea
Lu Ying-chi
  Chinese Taipei
Christine Girard
  Canada
69 kg
details [j]
Oksana Slivenko
  Russia
Leydi Solís
  Colombia
Abeer Abdelrahman
  Egypt
75 kg
details [k]
Alla Vazhenina
  Kazakhstan
Lidia Valentín
  Spain
Damaris Aguirre
  Mexico
+75 kg
details [l]
Jang Mi-ran
  South Korea
Ele Opeloge
  Samoa
Mariam Usman
  Nigeria

NotesEdit

  • Men's 69 kg Tigran Gevorg Martirosyan of Armenia originally won the bronze medal, but he was disqualified after a positive anti-doping test of his 2008 sample.[1]
  • Men's 85 kg Andrei Rybakou of Belarus originally won the silver medal, but he was disqualified after a positive anti-doping test of his 2008 sample.[2]
  • Men's 94 kg Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan originally won the gold medal, but he was disqualified on 25 November 2016 after a retest was positive for stanozolol.[3] Khadzhimurat Akkayev of Russia originally won the bronze medal, but he was disqualified after a positive anti-doping test of his 2008 sample.[4]
  • Men's 105 kg Dmitry Lapikov of Russia originally won the bronze medal, but he was disqualified after a positive anti-doping test of his 2008 sample.[4]
  • Women's 48 kg Xiexia Chen of China originally won the gold medal, but she was disqualified after a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[5] Sibel Özkan of Turkey originally won the silver medal, but she was disqualified for the same reason.[6] On 1 December 2016, the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed Özkan's final appeal.[7]
  • Women's 53 kg Nastassia Novikava of Belarus originally won the bronze medal, but she was disqualified after a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[2]
  • Women's 58 kg Marina Shainova of Russia originally won the silver medal, but she was disqualified after a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[1]
  • Women's 63 kg Irina Nekrassova of Kazakhstan originally won the silver medal, but she was disqualified after a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[4]
  • Women's 69 kg Liu Chunhong of China and Nataliya Davydova of Ukraine originally won the gold and bronze medal respectively, but they were disqualified after positive anti-doping tests of their 2008 samples.

[5] [4]

  • Women's 75 kg Lei Cao of China originally won the gold medal, but she was disqualified after a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[5] Nadezhda Evstyukhina of Russia originally won the bronze medal, but she was disqualified for the same reason.[1]
  • Women's +75 kg Olha Korobka of Ukraine was originally won the silver medal, but she was disqualified after a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[2] Mariya Grabovetskaya of Kazakhstan originally won the bronze medal, but she was disqualified for the same reason.[4]

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)5106
2  South Korea (KOR)2204
3  Russia (RUS)1203
4  Chinese Taipei (TPE)1102
  North Korea (PRK)1102
6  Thailand (THA)1023
7  Poland (POL)1012
8  Belarus (BLR)1001
  Germany (GER)1001
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)1001
11  Colombia (COL)0202
12  Armenia (ARM)0112
13  France (FRA)0101
  Georgia (GEO)0101
  Samoa (SAM)0101
  Spain (ESP)0101
  Vietnam (VIE)0101
18  Cuba (CUB)0033
  Indonesia (INA)0033
20  Canada (CAN)0011
  Egypt (EGY)0011
  Latvia (LAT)0011
  Mexico (MEX)0011
  Nigeria (NGR)0011
Totals (24 nations)15151545

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 255 weightlifters from 84 nations competed at the Beijing Games:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit