Svetlana Tsarukayeva, 2011 WWC
December 25, 1987 |
Ordzhonikidze, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb)|
|Coached by||Kazbek Zoloev|
|Updated on 25 July 2012.|
She won the 2006 Women's Junior World Championships in the 58 kg category, with a total of 231 kg.
Tsarukayeva participated in the women's -58 kg category at the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships and won the silver medal, finishing behind Qiu Hongmei. She snatched 108 kg and clean and jerked an additional 125 kg for a total of 233 kg, 4 kg behind winner Qiu.
Tsarukayeva entered the 2008 Summer Olympics as the favourite for the 63 kg event, but she failed in all three of her attempts at 107 kg in the snatch and did not qualify for the clean & jerk. It was originally reported that she deliberately hit her head on the wall in frustration whilst exiting to the warm-up area, but video makes it clear that it was accidental, leaving her in floods of tears.
- Athlete Biography at beijing2008
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