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Weightlifting at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's 63 kg

The Women's 63 kg weightlifting event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, took place at ExCeL London.[1]

Women's 63 kg
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue ExCeL London
Date 31 July
Competitors 10 from 10 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Christine Girard  Canada
2nd, silver medalist(s) Milka Maneva  Bulgaria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Luz Acosta  Mexico
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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]

On 15 June 2016, it was announced that gold medalist Maiya Maneza had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs at the 2012 Olympic competition.[3] On 27 July 2016, the IWF reported in the second wave of re-sampling that silver medalist Svetlana Tsarukayeva had tested positive for the steroid dehydrochlormethyltestosterone.[4] On 5 April 2017 it was announced that as a result of retesting samples she had been disqualified for a drug violation, and her silver medal withdrawn.[5]

ScheduleEdit

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

Date Time Event
31 July 2012 15:30 Group A

RecordsEdit

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

World Record Snatch   Svetlana Tsarukayeva (RUS) 117 kg Paris, France 8 November 2011
Clean & Jerk   Maiya Maneza (KAZ) 143 kg Antalya, Turkey 20 September 2010
Total   Liu Haixia (CHN) 257 kg Chiang Mai, Thailand 23 September 2007
Olympic Record Snatch   Hanna Batsiushka (BLR) 115 kg Athens, Greece 18 August 2004
Clean & Jerk   Nataliya Skakun (UKR) 135 kg Athens, Greece 18 August 2004
Total   Chen Xiaomin (CHN) 242 kg Sydney, Australia 19 September 2000

ResultsEdit

Rank Athlete Group Body weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total
1 2 3 Result 1 2 3 Result
    Christine Girard (CAN) A 62.87 103 105 105 103 130 133 135 133 236
    Milka Maneva (BUL) A 62.66 98 102 105 102 125 131 134 131 233
    Luz Acosta (MEX) A 62.91 99 103 104 99 119 125 127 125 224
4   Seen Lee (AUS) A 59.65 78 83 86 83 98 103 106 103 186
5   Maria Liku (FIJ) A 61.45 78 82 85 82 100 105 105 100 182
6   Lucía Castañeda (NCA) A 62.45 76 79 79 79 91 97 97 97 176
7   Silvana Saldarriaga (PER) A 58.11 70 75 75 75 92 97 101 97 172
DQ   Maiya Maneza (KAZ) A 62.21 106 110 112 135 144 144
DQ   Svetlana Tsarukayeva (RUS) A 62.42 106 111 112 125 130 130
DQ   Sibel Şimşek (TUR) A 62.28 105 105 105 130 133 133

New recordsEdit

Total 245 kg   Maiya Maneza (KAZ) OR

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weightlifting – Schedule & Results". london2012.com. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Format competition – Weightlifting". london2012.com. Retrieved 14 August 2012.
  3. ^ London 2012: Four Olympic weightlifting champions test positive
  4. ^ "Eleven London 2012 weightlifters fail doping tests". Reuters. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  5. ^ "IOC sanctions three athletes for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008 and London 2012". IOC. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.