Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 85 kg
The men's 85 kg weightlifting event was the fifth men's event at the weightlifting competition, limiting competitors to a maximum of 85 kilograms of body mass. The whole competition took place on August 15, but was divided in two parts due to the number of competitors. Group B weightlifters competed at 10:00, and Group A, at 19:00. This event was the seventh Weightlifting event to conclude.
|Men's 85 kg|
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
|Venue||Beihang University Gymnasium|
|Competitors||21 from 19 nations|
Each lifter performed in both the snatch and clean and jerk lifts, with the final score being the sum of the lifter's best result in each. The athlete received three attempts in each of the two lifts; the score for the lift was the heaviest weight successfully lifted.
The results for this event were unusual in that Andrei Rybakou of Belarus set a world record but failed to win the gold medal when Lu Yong of China tied his record but weighed in with slightly lower body weight. According to weightlifting tie-breaking rules, the lighter lifter wins a tie; however, according to record rules, only the earliest lifter's mark counts.
|15 August 2008||10:00||Group B|
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World Record||Snatch||Andrei Rybakou (BLR)||187 kg||Chiang Mai, Thailand||22 September 2007|
|Clean & Jerk||Zhang Yong (CHN)||218 kg||Ramat Gan, Israel||25 April 1998|
|Total||Andrei Rybakou (BLR)||393 kg||Chiang Mai, Thailand||22 September 2007|
|Olympic Record||Snatch||Olympic Standard||180 kg||—||1 January 1997|
|Clean & Jerk||Olympic Standard||215 kg||—||1 January 1997|
|Total||Olympic Standard||392 kg||—||1 January 1997|
|Rank||Athlete||Group||Body weight||Snatch (kg)||Clean & Jerk (kg)||Total|
|Lu Yong (CHN)||A||84.41||175||180||180||208||214||214||394|
|Tigran Martirosyan (ARM)||A||83.78||172||177||177||203||203||380|
|Jadier Valladares (CUB)||A||84.84||161||166||169||169||198||203||203||372|
|4||Benjamin Hennequin (FRA)||A||84.55||157||162||162||196||201||205||205||367|
|5||Mansurbek Chashemov (UZB)||A||84.71||165||165||195||199||202||202||367|
|6||Kendrick Farris (USA)||B||84.14||153||157||160||160||195||202||202||362|
|7||Carlos Andica (COL)||B||84.62||155||155||190||195||201||201||356|
|8||Ulanbek Moldodosov (KGZ)||B||84.74||152||152||182||190||194||194||346|
|9||Ondrej Kutlík (SVK)||B||84.89||150||150||186||193||193||343|
|10||Benedict Uloko (NGR)||B||84.97||144||148||148||187||191||191||339|
|11||Brice Batchaya (CMR)||B||82.77||150||153||153||180||180||333|
|12||David Katoatau (KIR)||B||84.17||130||135||135||170||178||178||313|
|13||Terrence Dixie (SEY)||B||82.67||110||115||115||130||140||140||255|
|—||İzzet İnce (TUR)||A||84.29||165||170||170||—||—||—||—|
|—||Vadzim Straltsou (BLR)||A||84.37||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|—||Rauli Tsirekidze (GEO)||B||84.55||143||143||—||—||—||—||—|
|—||Herbys Márquez (VEN)||B||84.91||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|—||Edgar Gevorgyan (ARM)||A||84.69||170||176||176||—||—|
|DQ||Andrei Rybakou (BLR)||A||84.69||180||185||—||200||204||209||—||—|
|DQ||Vladimir Sedov (KAZ)||A||84.54||170||175||180||—||200||—||—|
|DQ||Intigam Zairov (AZE)||A||84.52||160||166||—||195||—||—|
- Public disclosures
- "IOC sanctions 16 athletes for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008". IOC. Retrieved 17 November 2016.