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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

Contents

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 March 2019, a total of 32 lifters (including 17 medallists, and eight further lifters who would have inherited forfeited medals) having 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  North Korea3014
3  Iran2305
4  Poland1023
5  Ukraine1012
6  Canada1001
  Chinese Taipei1001
  Spain1001
9  Indonesia0213
10  Egypt0112
  Romania0112
  Russia0112
  South Korea0112
  Thailand0112
15  Bulgaria0101
  Colombia0101
  Japan0101
18  Cameroon0011
  Cuba0011
  Kazakhstan0011
  Mexico0011
22  Azerbaijan0000
Totals (22 nations)15151444

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
56 kg
details [a]
Om Yun-chol
  North Korea
Wu Jingbiao
  China
vacant
62 kg
details
Kim Un-guk
  North Korea
Óscar Figueroa
  Colombia
Eko Yuli Irawan
  Indonesia
69 kg
details
Lin Qingfeng
  China
Triyatno
  Indonesia
Răzvan Martin
  Romania
77 kg
details
Lü Xiaojun
  China
Lu Haojie
  China
Iván Cambar
  Cuba
85 kg
details [b]
Adrian Zieliński
  Poland
Kianoush Rostami
  Iran
Tarek Yehia
  Egypt
94 kg
details [c]
Saeid Mohammadpour
  Iran
Kim Min-jae
  South Korea
Tomasz Zieliński
  Poland
105 kg
details [d]
Oleksiy Torokhtiy
  Ukraine
Navab Nassirshalal
  Iran
Bartłomiej Bonk
  Poland
+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 [e]
Hsu Shu-ching
  Chinese Taipei
Citra Febrianti
  Indonesia
Iulia Paratova
  Ukraine
58 kg
details [f]
Li Xueying
  China
Pimsiri Sirikaew
  Thailand
Rattikan Gulnoi
  Thailand
63 kg
details [g]
Christine Girard
  Canada
Milka Maneva
  Bulgaria
Luz Acosta
  Mexico
69 kg
details [h]
Rim Jong-sim
  North Korea
Roxana Cocoș
  Romania
Anna Nurmukhambetova
  Kazakhstan
75 kg
details [i]
Lidia Valentín
  Spain
Abeer Abdelrahman
  Egypt
Madias Nzesso
  Cameroon
+75 kg
details [j]
Zhou Lulu
  China
Tatiana Kashirina
  Russia
Jang Mi-ran
  South Korea

NotesEdit

  • Men's 56 kg Valentin Hristov of Azerbaijan originally won the bronze medal, but was disqualified in 2019 after testing positive for steroids.[2] As of March 2019, reallocation of the bronze medal has not yet been confirmed by the IOC or IWF.
  • Men's 85 kg Apti Aukhadov of Russia originally won the silver medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after a retest of his 2012 sample tested positive for steroids.[3]
  • Men's 94 kg Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan, Aleksandr Ivanov of Russia, and Anatolie Cîrîcu of Moldova originally won the gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively, but were all disqualified in 2016 after retests of their 2012 samples were positive for steroids. Fourth-placed Andrey Demanov of Russia, sixth-placed Intigam Zairov of Azerbaijan, and seventh-placed Almas Uteshov of Kazakhstan were also disqualified for the same reason.[4][5][6]
  • Men's 105 kg On 22 December 2018, it was announced that Ukraine's Oleksiy Torokhtiy, the 105kg gold medalist, had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.[7] As of March 2019, any reallocation of medals has not yet been confirmed by the IOC or IWF.
  • Women's 53 kg Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan and Cristina Iovu of Moldova originally won the gold and bronze medals respectively, but were both disqualified in 2016 after testing positive for steroids.[8][5]
  • Women's 58 kg Yuliya Kalina of Ukraine originally won the bronze medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after a retest of her 2012 sample tested positive for steroids.[9]
  • Women's 63 kg Maiya Maneza of Kazakhstan originally won the gold medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after a retest of her 2012 sample tested positive for stanozolol.[8] Fourth-placed Sibel Şimşek of Turkey was also disqualified for the same reason.[6] On 5 April 2017, original silver medalist Svetlana Tsarukayeva of Russia was also disqualified for the same reason.[10]
  • Women's 69 kg Maryna Shkermankova of Belarus originally won the bronze medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after a retest of her 2012 sample was positive for steroids.[8] Fourth-placed Dzina Sazanavets of Belarus was also disqualified for the same reason.[11]
  • Women's 75 kg Svetlana Podobedova of Kazakhstan, Natalia Zabolotnaya of Russia, and Iryna Kulesha of Belarus originally won the gold, silver, and bronze medals respectively, but were all disqualified in 2016 after retests of their 2012 samples were positive for steroids.[8][5]
  • Women's +75 kg Hripsime Khurshudyan of Armenia originally won the bronze medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after a retest of her 2012 sample was positive for steroids.[5]

Olympic and world records brokenEdit

  • Stripped results marked in pink background.

WomenEdit

Event Date Round Name Nationality Weight Record Day
Olympics – Women's 53 kg 29 July Clean and jerk Zulfiya Chinshanlo   Kazakhstan 131 kg WR 2
Olympics – Women's 53 kg 29 July Total Zulfiya Chinshanlo   Kazakhstan 226 kg OR 2
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 63 kg 31 July Total Maiya Maneza   Kazakhstan 245 kg OR 4
Olympics – Women's 75 kg 3 August Snatch Natalia Zabolotnaya   Russia 131 kg OR 7
Olympics – Women's 75 kg 3 August Clean & Jerk Svetlana Podobedova   Kazakhstan 161 kg OR 7
Olympics – Women's 75 kg 3 August Total Natalia Zabolotnaya   Russia 291 kg OR 7
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. ^ https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-three-athletes-for-failing-anti-doping-tests-at-london-2012 IOC sanctions three athletes for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012
  3. ^ IOC sanctions two athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012
  4. ^ IOC sanctions seven athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008 and London 2012
  5. ^ a b c d IOC sanctions 12 athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012
  6. ^ a b IOC sanctions eight athletes for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008 and London 2012
  7. ^ "PUBLIC DISCLOSURE - IWF". IWF. 22 December 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d IOC sanctions eight athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012
  9. ^ "IOC sanctions Ukrainian weightlifter Yulia Kalina for failing anti-doping test at London 2012". IOC. 13 July 2016.
  10. ^ https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-three-athletes-for-failing-anti-doping-test-at-beijing-2008-and-london-2012
  11. ^ "Ten weightlifters, including great Ilya Ilyin, return positive tests from London 2012". Sky Sports. 15 June 2016.

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