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Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 48 kg

The women's 48 kg weightlifting event is the lightest women's event at the weightlifting competition, limiting competitors to a maximum of 48 kilograms of body mass. The competition took place on August 9 at 10:00 and was the first Weightlifting event to conclude. It was the second set of medals to be awarded at the Games, a few moments after the women's 10m Air Rifle.

Women's 48 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeihang University Gymnasium
Date9 August
Competitors14 from 11 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Chen Wei-ling  Chinese Taipei
2nd, silver medalist(s) Im Jyoung-hwa  South Korea
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pensiri Laosirikul  Thailand
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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.

Chen Xiexia and Sibel Özkan initially won the gold and the silver medals, but in 2016 their results were annulled due to a doping violation from a reanalysis of samples from 2008.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+08:00)

Date Time Event
9 August 2008 10:00 Group A

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World Record Snatch   Yang Lian (CHN) 98 kg Santo Domingo, Dominican 1 October 2006
Clean & Jerk   Chen Xiexia (CHN) 120 kg Tai'an, China 21 April 2007
Total   Yang Lian (CHN) 217 kg Santo Domingo, Dominican 1 October 2006
Olympic Record Snatch   Nurcan Taylan (TUR) 97 kg Athens, Greece 14 August 2004
Clean & Jerk   Aree Wiratthaworn (THA) 115 kg Athens, Greece 14 August 2004
Total   Nurcan Taylan (TUR) 210 kg Athens, Greece 14 August 2004

ResultsEdit

Rank Athlete Group Body weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total
1 2 3 Result 1 2 3 Result
    Chen Wei-ling (TPE) A 47.11 84 87 87 84 108 112 115 112 196
    Im Jyoung-hwa (KOR) A 47.62 83 86 88 86 106 110 113 110 196
    Pensiri Laosirikul (THA) A 47.67 85 85 85 85 110 114 114 110 195
4   Hiromi Miyake (JPN) A 47.35 80 82 82 80 105 110 110 105 185
5   Mélanie Noël (FRA) A 47.91 75 78 80 80 97 100 100 97 177
6   Misaki Oshiro (JPN) A 47.62 77 80 80 80 92 96 96 92 172
7   Marzena Karpińska (POL) A 47.62 79 82 82 79 92 92 97 92 171
8   Marilou Dozois-Prévost (CAN) A 47.75 73 76 78 76 90 90 96 90 166
9   Karla Moreno (NCA) A 47.07 65 65 71 65 83 83 85 85 150
  Pramsiri Bunphithak (THA) A 47.95 84 84 84
  Genny Pagliaro (ITA) A 47.85 82 82 82
DQ   Chen Xiexia (CHN) A 47.46 90 93 95 113 115 117
DQ   Sibel Özkan (TUR) A 47.80 86 88 88 108 108 111
DQ   Nurcan Taylan (TUR) A 47.84 84 84 84
  • Chen Xiexia of China originally won the gold medal, but she was disqualified following a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[1]
  • Sibel Özkan of Turkey originally won the silver medal, but she was disqualified following a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[2] On 1 December 2016, the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed Özkan's final appeal.[3]

New recordsEdit

Clean & Jerk 117 kg   Chen Xiexia (CHN) OR
Total 212 kg   Chen Xiexia (CHN) OR

ReferencesEdit