Weightlifting at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were held from 28 July to 7 August in the ExCeL venue. Fifteen gold medals were awarded and 260 athletes took part (156 men and 104 women).[1]

Weightlifting
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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VenueExCeL London
Dates28 July - 7 August 2012
Competitors260
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ExCel Exhibition Centre

EventsEdit

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 results of the 2012 Olympic weightlifting competition have been significantly revised after significant doping was uncovered through retests of samples from these Games that were undertaken in 2016, 2018 and 2019. As of 30 April 2020, a total of 43 lifters (including 22 medallists and ten lifters who stood to inherit forfeited medals) have tested positive for a variety of prohibited substances following these retests. Below are the results listed by the International Weightlifting Federation.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China5207
2  Iran3205
3  North Korea3014
4  Poland1113
5  Canada1001
  Chinese Taipei1001
  Spain1001
8  Indonesia0213
9  Egypt0112
  Romania0112
  Russia0112
  South Korea0112
  Thailand0112
14  Bulgaria0101
  Colombia0101
  Japan0101
17  Cameroon0011
  Cuba0011
  Kazakhstan0011
  Mexico0011
  Ukraine0011
  Uzbekistan0011
  Vietnam0011
Totals (23 nations)15151545

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
56 kg
details [a]
Om Yun-chol
  North Korea
Wu Jingbiao
  China
Trần Lê Quốc Toàn
  Vietnam
62 kg
details
Kim Un-guk
  North Korea
Óscar Figueroa
  Colombia
Eko Yuli Irawan
  Indonesia
69 kg
details[b]
Lin Qingfeng
  China
Triyatno
  Indonesia
Răzvan Martin
  Romania contested due to doping
77 kg
details
Lü Xiaojun
  China
Lu Haojie
  China
Iván Cambar
  Cuba
85 kg
details [c]
Adrian Zieliński
  Poland
Kianoush Rostami
  Iran
Tarek Yehia
  Egypt
94 kg
details [d]
Saeid Mohammadpour
  Iran
Kim Min-jae
  South Korea
Tomasz Zieliński
  Poland
105 kg
details [e]
Navab Nassirshalal
  Iran
Bartłomiej Bonk
  Poland
Ivan Efremov
  Uzbekistan
+105 kg
details
Behdad Salimi
  Iran
Sajjad Anoushiravani
  Iran
Ruslan Albegov
  Russia

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
Wang Mingjuan
  China
Hiromi Miyake
  Japan
Ryang Chun-hwa
  North Korea
53 kg
details [f]
Hsu Shu-ching
  Chinese Taipei
Citra Febrianti
  Indonesia
Iulia Paratova
  Ukraine
58 kg
details [g]
Li Xueying
  China
Pimsiri Sirikaew
  Thailand
Rattikan Gulnoi
  Thailand
63 kg
details [h]
Christine Girard
  Canada
Milka Maneva
  Bulgaria
Luz Acosta
  Mexico
69 kg
details [i]
Rim Jong-sim
  North Korea
Roxana Cocoș
  Romania contested due to doping
Anna Nurmukhambetova
  Kazakhstan
75 kg
details [j]
Lidia Valentín
  Spain
Abeer Abdelrahman
  Egypt
Madias Nzesso
  Cameroon
+75 kg
details [k]
Zhou Lulu
  China
Tatiana Kashirina
  Russia
Jang Mi-ran
  South Korea

NotesEdit

Olympic and world records brokenEdit

WomenEdit

Event Date Round Name Nationality Weight Record Day
Olympics – Women's 58 kg 30 July Snatch Li Xueying   China 108 kg OR 3
Olympics – Women's 58 kg 30 July Total Li Xueying   China 246 kg OR 3
Olympics – Women's +75 kg 5 August Snatch Tatiana Kashirina   Russia 151 kg WR 9
Olympics – Women's +75 kg 5 August Clean & Jerk Zhou Lulu   China 187 kg OR 9
Olympics – Women's +75 kg 5 August Total Zhou Lulu   China 333 kg WR 9

MenEdit

Event Date Round Name Nationality Weight Record Day
Olympics – Men's 56 kg 29 July Clean and jerk Om Yun-Chol   North Korea 168 kg OR 2
Olympics – Men's 62 kg 30 July Snatch Kim Un-Guk   North Korea 153 kg OR 3
Olympics – Men's 62 kg 30 July Total Kim Un-Guk   North Korea 327 kg WR 3
Olympics – Men's 62 kg 30 July Clean and jerk Óscar Figueroa   Colombia 177 kg OR 3
Olympics – Men's 77 kg 1 August Snatch Lü Xiaojun   China 175 kg WR 5
Olympics – Men's 77 kg 1 August Total Lü Xiaojun   China 379 kg WR 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weightlifting". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  2. ^ IOC sanctions three athletes for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012
  3. ^ a b "2 more weightlifters set to lose Olympic medals for doping". Associated Press. 13 January 2020.
  4. ^ IOC sanctions two athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012
  5. ^ IOC sanctions seven athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008 and London 2012
  6. ^ a b c d IOC sanctions 12 athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012
  7. ^ a b IOC sanctions eight athletes for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008 and London 2012
  8. ^ "PUBLIC DISCLOSURE - IWF". IWF. 22 December 2018.
  9. ^ "IOC sanctions one athlete for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012". International Olympic Committee. 19 December 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  10. ^ a b c d IOC sanctions eight athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012
  11. ^ "IOC sanctions Ukrainian weightlifter Yulia Kalina for failing anti-doping test at London 2012". IOC. 13 July 2016.
  12. ^ IOC sanctions three athletes for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012
  13. ^ "Ten weightlifters, including great Ilya Ilyin, return positive tests from London 2012". Sky Sports. 15 June 2016.

External linksEdit

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