Powerlifting at the 2008 Summer Paralympics – Women's 44 kg

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Powerlifting - Women's 44 kg
at the XIII Paralympic Games
Venue Beihang University Gymnasium
Date 9 September
Competitors 8 from 8 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Xiao Cuijuan  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Justyna Kozdryk  Poland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Zeinab Sayed Oteify  Egypt

The women's 44 kg powerlifting event at the 2008 Summer Paralympics was contested on 9 September at the Beihang University Gymnasium in Beijing, China. This event was the second-lightest of the women's powerlifting weight classes, limiting competitors to a maximum of 44 kilograms (97.0 lb) of body mass.

As with all Paralympic powerlifting events, lifters competed in the bench press. Each athlete was allowed three attempts to bench press as much weight as possible. Athletes attempting to break a record were allowed a fourth attempt. For the attempt to be valid, the competitor must have lowered the weighted bar to her chest, held it motionless for a moment, then pressed the bar upwards until her arms were fully extended. If the competitor failed to meet these requirements or any other rule infraction was committed, the attempt was declared invalid by a team of three referees and the result struck from the record.[1]


Rank Name Body weight (kg) Attempts (kg) Result (kg)
1 2 3 4
1st, gold medalist(s)  Xiao Cuijuan (CHN) 43.73 95.0 100.0 102.5 100.0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Justyna Kozdryk (POL) 42.41 90.0 92.5 95.0 92.5
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Zeinab Sayed Oteify (EGY) 42.76 87.5 92.5 95.0 92.5
4  Rayisa Toporkova (UKR) 43.35 80.0 85.0 95.0 85.0
5  Maria Oliveira (BRA) 42.18 75.0 75.0 82.5 82.5
6  Phikul Chareonying (THA) 43.44 75.0 80.0 80.0 75.0
 Nairobys Hernandez (VEN) 43.26 85.0 85.0 85.0 NMR
 Nephtalie Jean Louis (HAI) DNS

Key: NMR=No marks recorded; DNS=Did not start


  1. ^ "Competitions Description". The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-03.