Weightlifting at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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The Weightlifting Competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia saw the introduction of women's weightlifting.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's competition[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
– 56 kg
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Halil Mutlu
Turkey
Wu Wenxiong
China[1]
Zhang Xiangxiang
China
– 62 kg
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Nikolaj Pešalov
Croatia
Leonidas Sabanis
Greece
Gennady Oleshchuk
Belarus [2]
– 69 kg
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Galabin Boevski
Bulgaria
Georgi Markov
Bulgaria
Sergey Lavrenov
Belarus
– 77 kg
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Zhan Xugang
China
Viktor Mitrou
Greece
Arsen Melikyan
Armenia
– 85 kg
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Pyrros Dimas
Greece
Marc Huster
Germany
Giorgi Asanidze
Georgia
– 94 kg
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Kakhi Kakhiashvili
Greece
Szymon Kołecki
Poland
Aleksei Petrov
Russia
– 105 kg
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Hossein Tavakkoli
Iran
Alan Tsagaev
Bulgaria
Said Saif Asaad
Qatar
+ 105 kg
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Hossein Rezazadeh
Iran
Ronny Weller
Germany
Andrei Chemerkin
Russia[3]


Women's competition[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
– 48 kg
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Tara Nott
United States[4]
Raema Lisa Rumbewas
Indonesia
Sri Indriyani
Indonesia
– 53 kg
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Yang Xia
China
Li Fengying
Chinese Taipei
Winarni Binti Slamet
Indonesia
– 58 kg
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Soraya Jiménez
Mexico
Ri Song-Hui
North Korea
Khassaraporn Suta
Thailand
– 63 kg
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Chen Xiaomin
China
Valentina Popova
Russia
Ioanna Khatziioannou
Greece
– 69 kg
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Lin Weining
China
Erzsébet Márkus
Hungary
Karnam Malleswari
India
– 75 kg
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María Isabel Urrutia
Colombia
Ruth Ogbeifo
Nigeria
Kuo Yi-Hang
Chinese Taipei
+ 75 kg
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Ding Meiyuan
China
Agata Wróbel
Poland
Cheryl Haworth
United States


Participating nations[edit]

A total number of 261 weightlifters from 73 nations competed at the Sydney Games:


Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 5 1 1 7
2  Greece (GRE) 2 2 1 5
3  Iran (IRI) 2 0 0 2
4  Bulgaria (BUL) 1 2 0 3
5  United States (USA) 1 0 1 2
6  Colombia (COL) 1 0 0 1
 Croatia (CRO) 1 0 0 1
 Mexico (MEX) 1 0 0 1
 Turkey (TUR) 1 0 0 1
10  Germany (GER) 0 2 0 2
 Poland (POL) 0 2 0 2
12  Indonesia (INA) 0 1 2 3
 Russia (RUS) 0 1 2 3
14  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 1 1 2
15  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 0 1
 Nigeria (NGR) 0 1 0 1
 North Korea (PRK) 0 1 0 1
18  Belarus (BLR) 0 0 2 2
19  Thailand (THA) 0 0 1 1
 Georgia (GEO) 0 0 1 1
 India (IND) 0 0 1 1
 Qatar (QAT) 0 0 1 1
 Armenia (ARM) 0 0 1 1
Total 15 15 15 45


See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Ivan Ivanov of Bulgaria originally won the silver, but was disqualified after he tested positive for furosemide August, Melissa; Castronovo, Val; Cooper, Matthew; Fonda, Daren; Minhua, Ling; Luscombe, Belinda; Martens, Ellin; Nugent, Benjamin; Roberts, Gary; Rawe, Julie (2 October 2000). "You Lose". Time Magazine. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  2. ^ Sevdalin Minchev of Bulgaria originally won the bronze but was disqualified after he tested positive for furosemide name="Minchev Dragneva">"Two Bulgarian weightlifters stripped of medals for doping: IOC". CNN Sports Illustrated. 22 September 2000. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  3. ^ Ashot Danielyan of Armenia originally won the bronze but was disqualified after he tested positive for stanozolol. "Sydney Dreams Realized ... By Some". CBS News. 1 October 2000. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  4. ^ Izabela Dragneva of Bulgaria originally won this event but was disqualified after she tested positive for furosemide.