Powerlifting at the 2008 Summer Paralympics – Women's 82.5 kg

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Powerlifting - Women's 82.5 kg
at the XIII Paralympic Games
Venue Beihang University Gymnasium
Date 14 September
Competitors 8 from 8 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Heba Said Ahmed  Egypt
2nd, silver medalist(s) Zuo Jue  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Perla Patricia Barcenas  Mexico

The women's 82.5 kg powerlifting event at the 2008 Summer Paralympics was contested on 14 September at the Beihang University Gymnasium in Beijing, China. This event was the second-heaviest of the women's powerlifting weight classes, limiting competitors to a maximum of 82.5 kilograms (181.9 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)  Heba Said Ahmed (EGY) 79.94 145.0 WR 150.0 WR 152.5 WR 155.0 WR 155.0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Zuo Jue (CHN) 81.16 132.5 135.0 137.5 137.5
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Perla Patricia Barcenas (MEX) 77.71 110.0 120.0 130.0 130.0
4  Adedeji Kike Ogunbamowo (NGR) 80.60 125.0 125.0 127.5 127.5
5  Carine Burgy (FRA) 81.59 122.5 127.5 127.5 127.5
6  Sharifah Raudzah Syed Akil (MAS) 81.29 117.5 122.5 125.0 117.5
7  Sahar Mostafa M El Gnemi (LBA) 80.63 90.0 95.0 100.0 95.0
 Mary Stack (USA) 82.50 110.0 110.0 110.0 NMR

Key: WR=World record; NMR=No marks recorded


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