Weightlifting at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, fifteen events in weightlifting were contested, in eight classes for men and seven for women. Competition was held in the Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
56 kg
details
 Halil Mutlu
Turkey (TUR)
 Wu Meijin
China (CHN)
 Sedat Artuç
Turkey (TUR)
62 kg
details
 Shi Zhiyong
China (CHN)
 Le Maosheng
China (CHN)
 Israel José Rubio
Venezuela (VEN)
69 kg
details
 Zhang Guozheng
China (CHN)
 Lee Bae-young
South Korea (KOR)
 Nikolaj Pešalov
Croatia (CRO)
77 kg
details
 Taner Sağır
Turkey (TUR)
 Sergey Filimonov
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
 Reyhan Arabacıoğlu
Turkey (TUR)
85 kg
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 Giorgi Asanidze
Georgia (GEO)
 Andrei Rybakou
Belarus (BLR)
 Pyrros Dimas
Greece (GRE)
94 kg
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 Milen Dobrev
Bulgaria (BUL)
 Khadzhimurat Akkayev
Russia (RUS)
 Eduard Tyukin
Russia (RUS)
105 kg
details
 Dmitry Berestov
Russia (RUS)
 Ihor Razoronov
Ukraine (UKR)
 Gleb Pisarevskiy
Russia (RUS)
+105 kg
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 Hossein Rezazadeh
Iran (IRI)
 Viktors Ščerbatihs
Latvia (LAT)
 Velichko Cholakov
Bulgaria (BUL)

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
 Nurcan Taylan
Turkey (TUR)
 Li Zhuo
China (CHN)
 Aree Wiratthaworn
Thailand (THA)
53 kg
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 Udomporn Polsak
Thailand (THA)
 Raema Lisa Rumbewas
Indonesia (INA)
 Mabel Mosquera
Colombia (COL)
58 kg
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 Chen Yanqing
China (CHN)
 Ri Song-hui
North Korea (PRK)
 Wandee Kameaim
Thailand (THA)
63 kg
details
 Nataliya Skakun
Ukraine (UKR)
 Hanna Batsiushka
Belarus (BLR)
 Tatsiana Stukalava
Belarus (BLR)
69 kg
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 Liu Chunhong
China (CHN)
 Eszter Krutzler
Hungary (HUN)
 Zarema Kasayeva
Russia (RUS)
75 kg
details
 Pawina Thongsuk
Thailand (THA)
 Natalia Zabolotnaya
Russia (RUS)
 Valentina Popova
Russia (RUS)
+75 kg
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 Tang Gonghong
China (CHN)
 Jang Mi-ran
South Korea (KOR)
 Agata Wróbel
Poland (POL)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 5 3 0 8
2  Turkey (TUR) 3 0 2 5
3  Thailand (THA) 2 0 2 4
4  Russia (RUS) 1 2 4 7
5  Ukraine (UKR) 1 1 0 2
6  Bulgaria (BUL) 1 0 1 2
7  Georgia (GEO) 1 0 0 1
 Iran (IRI) 1 0 0 1
9  Belarus (BLR) 0 2 1 3
10  South Korea (KOR) 0 2 0 2
11  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 0 1
 Indonesia (INA) 0 1 0 1
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 1 0 1
 Latvia (LAT) 0 1 0 1
 North Korea (PRK) 0 1 0 1
16  Colombia (COL) 0 0 1 1
 Croatia (CRO) 0 0 1 1
 Greece (GRE) 0 0 1 1
 Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
 Venezuela (VEN) 0 0 1 1
Total 15 15 15 45

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 249 weightlifters from 79 nations competed at the Athens Games:

Doping[edit]

A total of twelve weightlifters were disqualified for doping, amongst them Greek star Leonidas Sabanis, who had won two silver medals in previous Olympics and who had originally been awarded the bronze medal in the Men's 62 kg division.

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