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Weightlifting at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Venue Riocentro – Pavilion 2
Dates 6–16 August 2016
No. of events 15
Competitors 260 from 94 nations
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Weightlifting at the
2016 Summer Olympics
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Qualification
List of weightlifters
Men Women
  56 kg     48 kg  
62 kg 53 kg
69 kg 58 kg
77 kg 63 kg
85 kg 69 kg
94 kg 75 kg
105 kg +75 kg
+105 kg

Weightlifting competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 6 to 16 August at the Pavilion 2 of Riocentro. Around 260 athletes (156 men and 104 women) competed in 15 different events according to their respective weight categories.[1] Bulgaria[2] and Russia[3] were banned from participating in the sport due to multiple doping cases.

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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

Competition scheduleEdit

There were at most three sessions of competition on each day of the 2016 Olympics Weightlifting program:

  • Morning session: 10:00–14:00 BRT
  • Afternoon session: 15:30–17:30 BRT
  • Evening session: 19:00–21:00 BRT
Q Qualification F Final
Date → Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16
Event ↓ E M A E M A E M A E M A E M A E A E E A E A E
Men's
Men's 56 kg Q F
Men's 62 kg Q F
Men's 69 kg Q F
Men's 77 kg Q F
Men's 85 kg Q F
Men's 94 kg Q F
Men's 105 kg Q F
Men's +105 kg Q F
Women's
Women's 48 kg F
Women's 53 kg Q F
Women's 58 kg Q F
Women's 63 kg Q F
Women's 69 kg Q F
Women's 75 kg Q F
Women's +75 kg F

QualificationEdit

Similar to 2012 format, a total of 260 athletes qualified through a combination of team and individual spots. Host nation Brazil had already guaranteed three automatic places for men and two for women, while ten spots (six for men and four for women) were entitled to the athletes through the Tripartite Commission Invitation, leaving the remaining berths up for grabs in both the men's and women's competitions respectively.[4][5]

ParticipationEdit

Participating nationsEdit

CompetitorsEdit

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   China 5 2 0 7
2   Thailand 2 1 1 4
3   Iran 2 0 0 2
4   North Korea 1 3 0 4
5   Kazakhstan 1 1 3 5
6   Chinese Taipei 1 0 1 2
  Colombia 1 0 1 2
  Georgia 1 0 1 2
9   Uzbekistan 1 0 0 1
10   Armenia 0 2 0 2
  Belarus 0 2 0 2
  Indonesia 0 2 0 2
13   Philippines 0 1 0 1
  Turkey 0 1 0 1
15   Egypt 0 0 2 2
16   Japan 0 0 1 1
  Lithuania 0 0 1 1
  South Korea 0 0 1 1
  Spain 0 0 1 1
  United States 0 0 1 1
-   Romania 0 0 0 0
Total 21 NOCs 15 15 14 44

Olympic records brokenEdit

Five Olympic records were broken.[6]

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
56 kg
details
Long Qingquan
  China WR
Om Yun-chol
  North Korea
Sinphet Kruaithong
  Thailand
62 kg
details
Óscar Figueroa
  Colombia
Eko Yuli Irawan
  Indonesia
Farkhad Kharki
  Kazakhstan
69 kg
details [a]
Shi Zhiyong
  China
Daniyar Ismayilov
  Turkey
Luis Javier Mosquera
  Colombia
77 kg
details
Nijat Rahimov
  Kazakhstan WR
Lü Xiaojun
  China WR
Mohamed Ihab
  Egypt
85 kg
details [b]
Kianoush Rostami
  Iran WR OR
Tian Tao
  China OR
Denis Ulanov
  Kazakhstan
94 kg
details
Sohrab Moradi
  Iran
Vadzim Straltsou
  Belarus
Aurimas Didžbalis
  Lithuania
105 kg
details
Ruslan Nurudinov
  Uzbekistan OR
Simon Martirosyan
  Armenia
Aleksandr Zaychikov
  Kazakhstan
+105 kg
details
Lasha Talakhadze
  Georgia WR OR
Gor Minasyan
  Armenia
Irakli Turmanidze
  Georgia

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
Sopita Tanasan
  Thailand
Sri Wahyuni Agustiani
  Indonesia
Hiromi Miyake
  Japan
53 kg
details
Hsu Shu-ching
  Chinese Taipei
Hidilyn Diaz
  Philippines
Yoon Jin-hee
  South Korea
58 kg
details
Sukanya Srisurat
  Thailand OR
Pimsiri Sirikaew
  Thailand
Kuo Hsing-chun
  Chinese Taipei
63 kg
details
Deng Wei
  China WR
Choe Hyo-sim
  North Korea
Karina Goricheva
  Kazakhstan
69 kg
details
Xiang Yanmei
  China
Zhazira Zhapparkul
  Kazakhstan
Sara Ahmed
  Egypt
75 kg
details
Rim Jong-sim
  North Korea
Darya Naumava
  Belarus
Lidia Valentín
  Spain
+75 kg
details
Meng Suping
  China
Kim Kuk-hyang
  North Korea
Sarah Robles
  United States

See alsoEdit

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