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Weightlifting at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's 77 kg

The Men's 77 kg weightlifting event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, took place at ExCeL London.[1]

Men's 77 kg
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueExCeL London
Date1 August
Competitors12 from 11 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lü Xiaojun  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lu Haojie  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Iván Cambar  Cuba
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SummaryEdit

Total score was the sum of the lifter's best result in each of the snatch and the clean and jerk, with three lifts allowed for each lift. In case of a tie, the lighter lifter won; if still tied, the lifter who took the fewest attempts to achieve the total score won. Lifters without a valid snatch score did not perform the clean and jerk.[2]

China's Lü Xiaojun set two world records with a lift of 175 kilograms in the snatch and a total weight of 379 kilograms. Lü Xiaojun planned to attempt 177 kg in the snatch after he made the 175 kg world record lift, but was not given a chance to perform his third attempt due to a timing miscommunication between the officials and coaches. China's Lu Haojie posted 170 kg in the snatch, and went on to lift 190 kg in the clean and jerk despite an elbow injury.

South Korea's Sa Jae-hyouk was forced to retire from the competition after he dislocated his elbow during his second snatch attempt.

Two lifters who were on the start list did not compete: Armenia's Tigran Martirosyan was forced to scratch from the competition due to a back injury during the warm-up, while Albania's Hysen Pulaku was ejected from the Games after he tested positive for stanozolol.[3]

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+01:00)

Date Time Event
1 August 2012 10:00 Group B
19:00 Group A

RecordsEdit

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

World Record Snatch   Lü Xiaojun (CHN) 174 kg Goyang, South Korea 24 November 2009
Clean & Jerk   Oleg Perepetchenov (RUS) 210 kg Trenčín, Slovakia 27 April 2001
Total   Lü Xiaojun (CHN) 378 kg Goyang, South Korea 24 November 2009
Olympic Record Snatch   Taner Sağır (TUR) 172 kg Athens, Greece 19 August 2004
Clean & Jerk   Zhan Xugang (CHN) 207 kg Sydney, Australia 22 September 2000
Total   Taner Sağır (TUR) 375 kg Athens, Greece 19 August 2004

ResultsEdit

Rank Athlete Group Body weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total
1 2 3 Result 1 2 3 Result
    Lü Xiaojun (CHN) A 76.62 170 175 177 175 195 204 204 204 379
    Lu Haojie (CHN) A 76.37 170 175 170 190 191 190 360
    Iván Cambar (CUB) A 76.70 150 155 160 155 190 194 194 349
4   Chatuphum Chinnawong (THA) A 76.64 157 161 162 157 191 195 195 191 348
5   Ibrahim Ramadan (EGY) A 76.79 150 155 155 155 192 192 197 192 347
6   Andrés Mata (ESP) B 76.93 145 150 153 150 183 188 190 188 338
7   Krzysztof Zwarycz (POL) A 76.97 150 153 154 150 182 182 189 182 332
8   Felix Ekpo (NGR) B 76.23 146 151 151 151 180 188 188 180 331
9   Kirill Pavlov (KAZ) B 76.77 138 143 147 147 165 175 175 175 322
10   Jack Oliver (GBR) B 76.45 135 135 140 140 160 165 170 170 310
11   Toafitu Perive (SAM) B 75.95 117 122 125 122 157 163 167 167 289
  Sa Jae-hyouk (KOR) A 76.56 158 162 158

New recordsEdit

Snatch 175 kg   Lü Xiaojun (CHN) WR
Total 379 kg   Lü Xiaojun (CHN) WR

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weightlifting – Schedule & Results". london2012.com. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Format competition – Weightlifting". london2012.com. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  3. ^ Reuters. "Hysen Pulaku becomes first doping cheat of London Olympics". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 July 2012.