1998 World Weightlifting Championships

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1998 World Championships
1998 World Weightlifting Championships logo.png
Host city Finland Lahti, Finland
Dates November 10–15

The 1998 World Weightlifting Championships were held in Lahti, Finland from November 10 to November 15, 1998.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
56 kg (details)
Snatch Halil Mutlu
 Turkey
135.0 kg Lan Shizhang
 China
127.5 kg William Vargas
 Cuba
127.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Halil Mutlu
 Turkey
160.0 kg Ivan Ivanov
 Bulgaria
160.0 kg Lan Shizhang
 China
157.5 kg
Total Halil Mutlu
 Turkey
295.0 kg Lan Shizhang
 China
285.0 kg Ivan Ivanov
 Bulgaria
282.5 kg
62 kg (details)
Snatch Leonidas Sabanis
 Greece
147.5 kg
WR
Nikolaj Pešalov
 Croatia
145.0 kg Sevdalin Minchev
 Bulgaria
140.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Leonidas Sabanis
 Greece
172.5 kg Nikolaj Pešalov
 Croatia
172.5 kg Sevdalin Minchev
 Bulgaria
170.0 kg
Total Leonidas Sabanis
 Greece
320.0 kg Nikolaj Pešalov
 Croatia
317.5 kg Sevdalin Minchev
 Bulgaria
310.0 kg
69 kg (details)
Snatch Plamen Zhelyazkov
 Bulgaria
160.0 kg
WR
Wan Jianhui
 China
158.0 kg Georgios Tzelilis
 Greece
155.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Plamen Zhelyazkov
 Bulgaria
190.0 kg Galabin Boevski
 Bulgaria
185.0 kg Valerios Leonidis
 Greece
185.0 kg
Total Plamen Zhelyazkov
 Bulgaria
350.0 kg
WR
Georgios Tzelilis
 Greece
340.0 kg Wan Jianhui
 China
340.0 kg
77 kg (details)
Snatch Giorgi Asanidze
 Georgia
168.0 kg
WR
Mehmet Yılmaz
 Turkey
165.0 kg Zlatan Vanev
 Bulgaria
162.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Zlatan Vanev
 Bulgaria
202.5 kg Petar Tanev
 Bulgaria
202.5 kg Viktor Mitrou
 Greece
202.5 kg
Total Zlatan Vanev
 Bulgaria
365.0 kg Petar Tanev
 Bulgaria
362.5 kg Mehmet Yılmaz
 Turkey
360.0 kg
85 kg (details)
Snatch Georgi Gardev
 Bulgaria
177.5 kg Pyrros Dimas
 Greece
178.0 kg
WR
Yury Myshkovets
 Russia
175.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Marc Huster
 Germany
210.0 kg Pyrros Dimas
 Greece
210.0 kg Yury Myshkovets
 Russia
207.5 kg
Total Pyrros Dimas
 Greece
387.5 kg Marc Huster
 Germany
385.0 kg Yury Myshkovets
 Russia
382.5 kg
94 kg (details)
Snatch Oliver Caruso
 Germany
182.5 kg Tadeusz Drzazga
 Poland
180.0 kg Akakios Kakiasvilis
 Greece
180.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Akakios Kakiasvilis
 Greece
220.0 kg Leonidas Kokas
 Greece
217.5 kg Szymon Kołecki
 Poland
218.0 kg
Total Akakios Kakiasvilis
 Greece
400.0 kg Oliver Caruso
 Germany
395.0 kg Leonidas Kokas
 Greece
392.5 kg
105 kg (details)
Snatch Cui Wenhua
 China
195.0 kg Denys Hotfrid
 Ukraine
192.5 kg Ihor Razoronov
 Ukraine
190.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Ihor Razoronov
 Ukraine
232.5 kg Martin Tešovič
 Slovakia
227.5 kg Cui Wenhua
 China
225.0 kg
Total Ihor Razoronov
 Ukraine
422.5 kg Cui Wenhua
 China
420.0 kg Denys Hotfrid
 Ukraine
415.0 kg
+105 kg (details)
Snatch Ara Vardanyan
 Armenia
197.5 kg Andrey Chemerkin
 Russia
197.5 kg Viktors Ščerbatihs
 Latvia
195.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Andrey Chemerkin
 Russia
240.0 kg Paweł Najdek
 Poland
232.5 kg Ara Vardanyan
 Armenia
230.0 kg
Total Andrey Chemerkin
 Russia
437.5 kg Ara Vardanyan
 Armenia
427.5 kg Viktors Ščerbatihs
 Latvia
422.5 kg

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg (details)
Snatch Li Yunli
 China
80.0 kg Chu Nan-mei
 Chinese Taipei
77.5 kg Tsai Huey-woan
 Chinese Taipei
77.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Li Yunli
 China
102.5 kg Chu Nan-mei
 Chinese Taipei
95.0 kg Kaori Niyanagi
 Japan
95.0 kg
Total Li Yunli
 China
182.5 kg Chu Nan-mei
 Chinese Taipei
172.5 kg Tsai Huey-woan
 Chinese Taipei
172.5 kg
53 kg (details)
Snatch Wang Xiufen
 China
92.5 kg Izabela Dragneva
 Bulgaria
87.5 kg Robin Goad
 United States
82.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Wang Xiufen
 China
117.5 kg
WR
Izabela Dragneva
 Bulgaria
105.0 kg Robin Goad
 United States
100.0 kg
Total Wang Xiufen
 China
210.0 kg
WR
Izabela Dragneva
 Bulgaria
192.5 kg Robin Goad
 United States
182.5 kg
58 kg (details)
Snatch Kuo Ping-chun
 Chinese Taipei
92.5 kg Song Zhijuan
 China
92.5 kg Neli Yankova
 Bulgaria
87.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Kuo Ping-chun
 Chinese Taipei
115.0 kg Maryse Turcotte
 Canada
115.0 kg Song Zhijuan
 China
115.0 kg
Total Kuo Ping-chun
 Chinese Taipei
207.5 kg Song Zhijuan
 China
207.5 kg Neli Yankova
 Bulgaria
200.0 kg
63 kg (details)
Snatch Chen Jui-lien
 Chinese Taipei
102.5 kg Valentina Popova
 Russia
100.0 kg Shi Lihua
 China
97.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Shi Lihua
 China
127.5 kg Chen Jui-lien
 Chinese Taipei
122.5 kg Aneta Szczepańska
 Poland
115.0 kg
Total Chen Jui-lien
 Chinese Taipei
225.0 kg Shi Lihua
 China
225.0 kg Valentina Popova
 Russia
215.0 kg
69 kg (details)
Snatch Tang Weifang
 China
110.5 kg
WR
Erzsébet Márkus
 Hungary
102.5 kg Wu Mei-yi
 Chinese Taipei
100.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Tang Weifang
 China
130.0 kg Wu Mei-yi
 Chinese Taipei
127.5 kg Irina Kasimova
 Russia
127.5 kg
Total Tang Weifang
 China
240.0 kg Wu Mei-yi
 Chinese Taipei
227.5 kg Irina Kasimova
 Russia
225.0 kg
75 kg (details)
Snatch Karoliina Lundahl
 Finland
105.0 kg Mónica Carrió
 Spain
100.0 kg Şule Şahbaz
 Turkey
100.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Gao Xiaoyan
 China
130.0 kg Karoliina Lundahl
 Finland
125.0 kg Mária Takács
 Hungary
120.0 kg
Total Karoliina Lundahl
 Finland
230.0 kg Şule Şahbaz
 Turkey
220.0 kg Mária Takács
 Hungary
217.5 kg
+75 kg (details)
Snatch Agata Wróbel
 Poland
115.0 kg María Isabel Urrutia
 Colombia
110.0 kg Tang Gonghong
 China
110.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Tang Gonghong
 China
145.0 kg Chen Hsiao-lien
 Chinese Taipei
140.0 kg María Isabel Urrutia
 Colombia
132.5 kg
Total Tang Gonghong
 China
255.0 kg Chen Hsiao-lien
 Chinese Taipei
245.0 kg María Isabel Urrutia
 Colombia
242.5 kg

Medal table[edit]

Ranking by Big (Total result) medals

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 4 4 1 9
2  Greece 3 1 1 5
3  Chinese Taipei 2 3 1 6
4  Bulgaria 2 2 3 7
5  Turkey 1 1 1 3
6  Russia 1 0 3 4
7  Ukraine 1 0 1 2
8  Finland 1 0 0 1
9  Germany 0 2 0 2
10  Armenia 0 1 0 1
 Croatia 0 1 0 1
12  Colombia 0 0 1 1
 Hungary 0 0 1 1
 Latvia 0 0 1 1
 United States 0 0 1 1
Total 15 15 15 45

Ranking by all medals: Big (Total result) and Small (Snatch and Clean & Jerk)

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 14 7 6 27
2  Bulgaria 6 7 7 20
3  Greece 6 4 5 15
4  Chinese Taipei 5 8 3 16
5  Turkey 3 2 2 7
6  Russia 2 2 6 10
7  Ukraine 2 1 2 5
8  Germany 2 2 0 4
9  Finland 2 1 0 3
10  Poland 1 2 2 5
11  Armenia 1 1 1 3
12  Georgia 1 0 0 1
13  Croatia 0 3 0 3
14  Colombia 0 1 2 3
 Hungary 0 1 2 3
16  Canada 0 1 0 1
 Slovakia 0 1 0 1
 Spain 0 1 0 1
19  United States 0 0 3 3
20  Latvia 0 0 2 2
21  Cuba 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
Total 45 45 45 135

Team ranking[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

332 competitors from 55 nations competed.

References[edit]