Óscar Figueroa (weightlifter)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Figueroa and the second or maternal family name is Mosquera.
Óscar Figueroa
Oscar Albeiro Figueroa en JJOO 2012.jpg
Oscar Figueroa at the 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Oscar Albeyro Figueroa Mosquera
Nationality Colombian
Born (1983-04-27) April 27, 1983 (age 32)
Zaragoza, Colombia
Education Administration Studies
Alma mater University Santiago de Cali
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Country Colombia
Sport Olympic weightlifting
Event(s) –62 kg
Coached by Jaiber Manjarres, Oswaldo Pinilla
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 317 kg

Oscar Albeyro Figueroa Mosquera (born 27 April 1983) is a Colombian weightlifter. He was born in Zaragoza, Antioquia.[1]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics he ranked 5th in the 56 kg category, lifting a total of 280 kg.[2]

Figueroa participated in the men's -62 kg class at the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships and won the silver medal, finishing behind Qiu Le. He snatched 137 kg and jerked an additional 160 kg for a total of 297 kg, 11 kg behind winner Qiu.[3]

He ranked 4th in the 62 kg category at the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships.[4]

At the 2008 Pan American Weightlifting Championships he won the gold medal in the 62 kg category, lifting 304 kg in total.[4]

In the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, Figueroa failed to make a lift in the snatch category, after an injury to his right hand prevented him from getting a firm grip.[5] He left the Beijing games with DNF on board and his tribulations were broadcast around the world. According to Australia's Seven Network Olympics coverage on 15 August, Figueroa had earlier had an injection to his right hand which resulted in a loss of feeling.

At the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Figueroa won the silver medal with a total of 317 kg, beating Eko Irawan into third by virtue of his lower bodyweight.[6][7]


  1. ^ "OSCAR ALBEYRO FIGUEROA MOSQUERA" (PDF) (in Spanish). Comité Olímpico Colombiano. 
  2. ^ "FIGUEROA Oa". International Weightlifting Federation. 
  3. ^ 75th MEN'S and 18th WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS -62 KG MEN, iwf.net
  4. ^ a b "FIGUEROA Oscar". International Weightlifting Federation. 
  5. ^ "China extended its perfect record". The Associated Press. 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  6. ^ "62kg men results - Weightlifting - London 2012 Olympics". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 2015-06-07. 
  7. ^ "Weightlifting at the 2012 London Summer Games: Men's Featherweight". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-06-07. 

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