Powerlifting at the 2008 Summer Paralympics – Men's 75 kg

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Powerlifting - Men's 75 kg
at the XIII Paralympic Games
Venue Beihang University Gymnasium
Date 14 September
Competitors 12 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Liu Lei  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Majid Farzin  Iran
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mu'taz Aljuneidi  Jordan
2004

The men's 75 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 fifth-heaviest of the men's powerlifting weight classes, limiting competitors to a maximum of 75 kilograms (165.3 lb) of body mass. Powerlifters were divided into two groups, A and B, with group B beginning their lifts at 16:30 and group A at 17:15.

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 his chest, held it motionless for a moment, then pressed the bar upwards until his 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]

Results[edit]

Rank Name Group Body weight (kg) Attempts (kg) Result (kg)
1 2 3 4
1st, gold medalist(s)  Liu Lei (CHN) A 70.44 220.0 222.5 225.0 225.0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Majid Farzin (IRI) A 73.09 207.5 212.5 227.5 212.5
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Mu'taz Aljuneidi (JOR) A 74.55 205.0 210.0 212.5 210.0
4  Mohamed Sobhy Elelfat (EGY) A 73.00 200.0 205.0 210.0 205.0
5  Porfirio Arredondo (MEX) A 74.26 197.5 207.5 207.5 197.5
6  Hussain Alnoweser (KSA) A 72.71 195.0 195.0 210.0 195.0
7  Nikolaos Gkountanis (GRE) A 74.18 190.0 197.5 197.5 190.0
8  Hideki Odo (JPN) B 74.68 175.0 182.5 187.5 187.5
9  Ali Jawad (GBR) B 72.50 182.5 187.5 187.5 182.5
10  Piotr Szymeczek (POL) B 73.77 180.0 185.0 185.0 180.0
11  Bong Duk-Hwan (KOR) B 74.58 170.0 175.0 175.0 170.0
12  Steini Solvason (ISL) B 72.53 115.0 125.0 125.0 115.0

References[edit]

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