1998 World Weightlifting Championships

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1998 World Championships
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Host city Finland Lahti, Finland
Dates November 10–15

The 1998 World Weightlifting Championships were held in Lahti, Finland from November 10 to November 15, 1998.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
56 kg (details)
Snatch  Halil Mutlu
Turkey (TUR)
135.0 kg  Lan Shizhang
China (CHN)
127.5 kg  William Vargas
Cuba (CUB)
127.5 kg
Clean & Jerk  Halil Mutlu
Turkey (TUR)
160.0 kg  Ivan Ivanov
Bulgaria (BUL)
160.0 kg  Lan Shizhang
China (CHN)
157.5 kg
Total  Halil Mutlu
Turkey (TUR)
295.0 kg  Lan Shizhang
China (CHN)
285.0 kg  Ivan Ivanov
Bulgaria (BUL)
282.5 kg
62 kg (details)
Snatch  Leonidas Sabanis
Greece (GRE)
147.5 kg
WR
 Nikolaj Pešalov
Croatia (CRO)
145.0 kg  Sevdalin Minchev
Bulgaria (BUL)
140.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Leonidas Sabanis
Greece (GRE)
172.5 kg  Nikolaj Pešalov
Croatia (CRO)
172.5 kg  Sevdalin Minchev
Bulgaria (BUL)
170.0 kg
Total  Leonidas Sabanis
Greece (GRE)
320.0 kg  Nikolaj Pešalov
Croatia (CRO)
317.5 kg  Sevdalin Minchev
Bulgaria (BUL)
310.0 kg
69 kg (details)
Snatch  Plamen Zhelyazkov
Bulgaria (BUL)
160.0 kg
WR
 Wan Jianhui
China (CHN)
158.0 kg  Georgios Tzelilis
Greece (GRE)
155.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Plamen Zhelyazkov
Bulgaria (BUL)
190.0 kg  Galabin Boevski
Bulgaria (BUL)
185.0 kg  Valerios Leonidis
Greece (GRE)
185.0 kg
Total  Plamen Zhelyazkov
Bulgaria (BUL)
350.0 kg
WR
 Georgios Tzelilis
Greece (GRE)
340.0 kg  Wan Jianhui
China (CHN)
340.0 kg
77 kg (details)
Snatch  Giorgi Asanidze
Georgia (GEO)
168.0 kg
WR
 Mehmet Yılmaz
Turkey (TUR)
165.0 kg  Zlatan Vanev
Bulgaria (BUL)
162.5 kg
Clean & Jerk  Zlatan Vanev
Bulgaria (BUL)
202.5 kg  Petar Tanev
Bulgaria (BUL)
202.5 kg  Viktor Mitrou
Greece (GRE)
202.5 kg
Total  Zlatan Vanev
Bulgaria (BUL)
365.0 kg  Petar Tanev
Bulgaria (BUL)
362.5 kg  Mehmet Yılmaz
Turkey (TUR)
360.0 kg
85 kg (details)
Snatch  Georgi Gardev
Bulgaria (BUL)
177.5 kg  Pyrros Dimas
Greece (GRE)
178.0 kg
WR
 Yury Mishkovets
Russia (RUS)
175.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Marc Huster
Germany (GER)
210.0 kg  Pyrros Dimas
Greece (GRE)
210.0 kg  Yury Mishkovets
Russia (RUS)
207.5 kg
Total  Pyrros Dimas
Greece (GRE)
387.5 kg  Marc Huster
Germany (GER)
385.0 kg  Yury Mishkovets
Russia (RUS)
382.5 kg
94 kg (details)
Snatch  Oliver Caruso
Germany (GER)
182.5 kg  Tadeusz Drzazga
Poland (POL)
180.0 kg  Akakios Kakiasvilis
Greece (GRE)
180.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Akakios Kakiasvilis
Greece (GRE)
220.0 kg  Leonidas Kokas
Greece (GRE)
217.5 kg  Szymon Kołecki
Poland (POL)
218.0 kg
Total  Akakios Kakiasvilis
Greece (GRE)
400.0 kg  Oliver Caruso
Germany (GER)
395.0 kg  Leonidas Kokas
Greece (GRE)
392.5 kg
105 kg (details)
Snatch  Cui Wenhua
China (CHN)
195.0 kg  Denys Hotfrid
Ukraine (UKR)
192.5 kg  Ihor Razoronov
Ukraine (UKR)
190.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Ihor Razoronov
Ukraine (UKR)
232.5 kg  Martin Tešovič
Slovakia (SVK)
227.5 kg  Cui Wenhua
China (CHN)
225.0 kg
Total  Ihor Razoronov
Ukraine (UKR)
422.5 kg  Cui Wenhua
China (CHN)
420.0 kg  Denys Hotfrid
Ukraine (UKR)
415.0 kg
+105 kg (details)
Snatch  Ara Vardanyan
Armenia (ARM)
197.5 kg  Andrey Chemerkin
Russia (RUS)
197.5 kg  Viktors Ščerbatihs
Latvia (LAT)
195.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Andrey Chemerkin
Russia (RUS)
240.0 kg  Paweł Najdek
Poland (POL)
232.5 kg  Ara Vardanyan
Armenia (ARM)
230.0 kg
Total  Andrey Chemerkin
Russia (RUS)
437.5 kg  Ara Vardanyan
Armenia (ARM)
427.5 kg  Viktors Ščerbatihs
Latvia (LAT)
422.5 kg

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg (details)
Snatch  Li Yunli
China (CHN)
80.0 kg  Chu Nan-mei
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
77.5 kg  Tsai Huey-woan
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
77.5 kg
Clean & Jerk  Li Yunli
China (CHN)
102.5 kg  Chu Nan-mei
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
95.0 kg  Kaori Niyanagi
Japan (JPN)
95.0 kg
Total  Li Yunli
China (CHN)
182.5 kg  Chu Nan-mei
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
172.5 kg  Tsai Huey-woan
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
172.5 kg
53 kg (details)
Snatch  Wang Xiufen
China (CHN)
92.5 kg  Izabela Dragneva
Bulgaria (BUL)
87.5 kg  Robin Goad
United States (USA)
82.5 kg
Clean & Jerk  Wang Xiufen
China (CHN)
117.5 kg
WR
 Izabela Dragneva
Bulgaria (BUL)
105.0 kg  Robin Goad
United States (USA)
100.0 kg
Total  Wang Xiufen
China (CHN)
210.0 kg
WR
 Izabela Dragneva
Bulgaria (BUL)
192.5 kg  Robin Goad
United States (USA)
182.5 kg
58 kg (details)
Snatch  Kuo Ping-chun
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
92.5 kg  Song Zhijuan
China (CHN)
92.5 kg  Neli Yankova
Bulgaria (BUL)
87.5 kg
Clean & Jerk  Kuo Ping-chun
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
115.0 kg  Maryse Turcotte
Canada (CAN)
115.0 kg  Song Zhijuan
China (CHN)
115.0 kg
Total  Kuo Ping-chun
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
207.5 kg  Song Zhijuan
China (CHN)
207.5 kg  Neli Yankova
Bulgaria (BUL)
200.0 kg
63 kg (details)
Snatch  Chen Jui-lien
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
102.5 kg  Valentina Popova
Russia (RUS)
100.0 kg  Shi Lihua
China (CHN)
97.5 kg
Clean & Jerk  Shi Lihua
China (CHN)
127.5 kg  Chen Jui-lien
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
122.5 kg  Aneta Szczepańska
Poland (POL)
115.0 kg
Total  Chen Jui-lien
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
225.0 kg  Shi Lihua
China (CHN)
225.0 kg  Valentina Popova
Russia (RUS)
215.0 kg
69 kg (details)
Snatch  Tang Weifang
China (CHN)
110.5 kg
WR
 Erzsébet Márkus
Hungary (HUN)
102.5 kg  Wu Mei-yi
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
100.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Tang Weifang
China (CHN)
130.0 kg  Wu Mei-yi
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
127.5 kg  Irina Kasimova
Russia (RUS)
127.5 kg
Total  Tang Weifang
China (CHN)
240.0 kg  Wu Mei-yi
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
227.5 kg  Irina Kasimova
Russia (RUS)
225.0 kg
75 kg (details)
Snatch  Karoliina Lundahl
Finland (FIN)
105.0 kg  Mónica Carrio
Spain (ESP)
100.0 kg  Şule Şahbaz
Turkey (TUR)
100.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Gao Xiaoyan
China (CHN)
130.0 kg  Karoliina Lundahl
Finland (FIN)
125.0 kg  Mária Takács
Hungary (HUN)
120.0 kg
Total  Karoliina Lundahl
Finland (FIN)
230.0 kg  Şule Şahbaz
Turkey (TUR)
220.0 kg  Mária Takács
Hungary (HUN)
217.5 kg
+75 kg (details)
Snatch  Agata Wróbel
Poland (POL)
115.0 kg  María Urrutia
Colombia (COL)
110.0 kg  Tang Gonghong
China (CHN)
110.0 kg
Clean & Jerk  Tang Gonghong
China (CHN)
145.0 kg  Chen Hsiao-lien
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
140.0 kg  María Urrutia
Colombia (COL)
132.5 kg
Total  Tang Gonghong
China (CHN)
255.0 kg  Chen Hsiao-lien
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
245.0 kg  María Urrutia
Colombia (COL)
242.5 kg

Medal table[edit]

Ranking by Big (Total result) medals

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 4 4 1 9
2  Greece 3 1 1 5
3  Chinese Taipei 2 3 1 6
4  Bulgaria 2 2 3 7
5  Turkey 1 1 1 3
6  Russia 1 0 3 4
7  Ukraine 1 0 1 2
8  Finland 1 0 0 1
9  Germany 0 2 0 2
10  Armenia 0 1 0 1
 Croatia 0 1 0 1
12  Colombia 0 0 1 1
 Hungary 0 0 1 1
 Latvia 0 0 1 1
 United States 0 0 1 1
Total 15 15 15 45

Ranking by all medals: Big (Total result) and Small (Snatch and Clean & Jerk)

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 14 7 6 27
2  Bulgaria 6 7 7 20
3  Greece 6 4 5 15
4  Chinese Taipei 5 8 3 16
5  Turkey 3 2 2 7
6  Russia 2 2 6 10
7  Ukraine 2 1 2 5
8  Germany 2 2 0 4
9  Finland 2 1 0 3
10  Poland 1 2 2 5
11  Armenia 1 1 1 3
12  Georgia 1 0 0 1
13  Croatia 0 3 0 3
14  Colombia 0 1 2 3
 Hungary 0 1 2 3
16  Canada 0 1 0 1
 Slovakia 0 1 0 1
 Spain 0 1 0 1
19  United States 0 0 3 3
20  Latvia 0 0 2 2
21  Cuba 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
Total 45 45 45 135

Team ranking[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

332 competitors from 55 nations competed.

References[edit]