Weightlifting at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's 77 kg

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Men's 77 kg
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue ExCeL London
Date 1 August
Competitors 12 from 11 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    China
Silver medal    China
Bronze medal    Cuba
«2008 2016»
Weightlifting at the
2012 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting pictogram.svg
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

The Men's 77 kg weightlifting event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, took place at ExCeL London.[1]

Total score was the sum of the lifter's best result in each of the snatch and the clean and jerk, with three lifts allowed for each lift. In case of a tie, the lighter lifter won; if still tied, the lifter who took the fewest attempts to achieve the total score won. Lifters without a valid snatch score did not perform the clean and jerk.[2]

China's Lü Xiaojun set two world records with a lift of 175 kilograms in the snatch and a total weight of 379 kilograms. Lü Xiaojun planned to attempt 177 kg in the snatch after he made the 175 kg world record lift, but was not given a chance to perform his third attempt due to a timing miscommunication between the officials and coaches. China's Lu Haojie posted 170 kg in the snatch, and went on to lift 190 kg in the clean and jerk despite an elbow injury. South Korea's Sa Jae-hyouk was forced to retire from the competition after he dislocated his elbow during his second snatch attempt.

Armenia's lifter Tigran Martirosyan was forced to withdraw from the competition due to an unspecified back injury during the warm-up phase. Hysen Pulaku of Albania was on the original start list but was ejected from the Games after he tested positive for the banned steroid stanozolol.[3]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+01:00)

Date Time Event
1 August 2012 10:00 Group B
19:00 Group A

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record Snatch  Lü Xiaojun (CHN) 174 kg Goyang, South Korea 24 November 2009
Clean & Jerk  Oleg Perepetchenov (RUS) 210 kg Trenčín, Slovakia 27 April 2001
Total  Lü Xiaojun (CHN) 378 kg Goyang, South Korea 24 November 2009
Olympic record Snatch  Taner Sagir (TUR) 172 kg Athens, Greece 19 August 2004
Clean & Jerk  Zhan Xugang (CHN) 207 kg Sydney, Australia 22 September 2000
Total  Taner Sagir (TUR) 375 kg Athens, Greece 19 August 2004

Results[edit]

Rank Athlete Group Body weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total
1 2 3 Result 1 2 3 Result
1st  Lü Xiaojun (CHN) A 76.62 170 175 177 175 195 204 204 204 379
2nd  Lu Haojie (CHN) A 76.37 170 175 170 190 191 190 360
3rd  Iván Cambar (CUB) A 76.70 150 155 160 155 190 194 194 349
4  Chatuphum Chinnawong (THA) A 76.64 157 161 162 157 191 195 195 191 348
5  Ibrahim Ramadan (EGY) A 76.79 150 155 155 155 192 192 197 192 347
6  Andrés Mata (ESP) B 76.93 145 150 153 150 183 188 190 188 338
7  Krzysztof Zwarycz (POL) A 76.97 150 153 154 150 182 182 189 182 332
8  Felix Ekpo (NGR) B 76.23 146 151 151 151 180 188 188 180 331
9  Kirill Pavlov (KAZ) B 76.77 138 143 147 147 165 175 175 175 322
10  Jack Oliver (GBR) B 76.45 135 135 140 140 160 165 170 170 310
11  Toafitu Perive (SAM) B 75.95 117 122 125 122 157 163 167 167 289
 Sa Jae-hyouk (KOR) A 76.56 158 162 158

New records[edit]

Snatch 175 kg  Lü Xiaojun (CHN) WR
Total 379 kg  Lü Xiaojun (CHN) WR

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weightlifting – Schedule & Results". london2012.com. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Format competition – Weightlifting". london2012.com. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Reuters. "Hysen Pulaku becomes first doping cheat of London Olympics". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 July 2012.