Weightlifting at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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The Weightlifting Competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia saw the introduction of women's weightlifting.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's competition[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
– 56 kg
details[a]
Halil Mutlu
 Turkey
Wu Wenxiong
 China
Zhang Xiangxiang
 China
– 62 kg
details[b]
Nikolaj Pešalov
 Croatia
Leonidas Sabanis
 Greece
Gennady Oleshchuk
 Belarus
– 69 kg
details
Galabin Boevski
 Bulgaria
Georgi Markov
 Bulgaria
Sergey Lavrenov
 Belarus
– 77 kg
details
Zhan Xugang
 China
Viktor Mitrou
 Greece
Arsen Melikyan
 Armenia
– 85 kg
details
Pyrros Dimas
 Greece
Marc Huster
 Germany
Giorgi Asanidze
 Georgia
– 94 kg
details
Kakhi Kakhiashvili
 Greece
Szymon Kołecki
 Poland
Aleksei Petrov
 Russia
– 105 kg
details
Hossein Tavakkoli
 Iran
Alan Tsagaev
 Bulgaria
Said Saif Asaad
 Qatar
+ 105 kg
details[c]
Hossein Rezazadeh
 Iran
Ronny Weller
 Germany
Andrei Chemerkin
 Russia

Women's competition[edit]

Women's weightlifting was included as a medal sport for the first time in Sydney 2000[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
– 48 kg
details[d]
Tara Nott
 United States
Raema Lisa Rumbewas
 Indonesia
Sri Indriyani
 Indonesia
– 53 kg
details
Yang Xia
 China
Li Fengying
 Chinese Taipei
Winarni Binti Slamet
 Indonesia
– 58 kg
details
Soraya Jiménez
 Mexico
Ri Song-Hui
 North Korea
Khassaraporn Suta
 Thailand
– 63 kg
details
Chen Xiaomin
 China
Valentina Popova
 Russia
Ioanna Khatziioannou
 Greece
– 69 kg
details
Lin Weining
 China
Erzsébet Márkus
 Hungary
Karnam Malleswari
 India
– 75 kg
details
María Isabel Urrutia
 Colombia
Ruth Ogbeifo
 Nigeria
Kuo Yi-Hang
 Chinese Taipei
+ 75 kg
details
Ding Meiyuan
 China
Agata Wróbel
 Poland
Cheryl Haworth
 United States

Notes[edit]

  • a Ivan Ivanov of Bulgaria originally won the silver medal, but was disqualified after testing positive for furosemide.[2]
  • b Sevdalin Minchev of Bulgaria originally won the bronze medal, but was disqualified after testing positive for furosemide.[2]
  • c Ashot Danielyan of Armenia originally won the bronze medal, but was disqualified after testing positive for stanozolol.[3]
  • d Izabela Dragneva of Bulgaria originally won the gold medal, but was disqualified after testing positive for furosemide.[2]

Participating nations[edit]

A total number of 261 weightlifters from 73 nations competed at the Sydney Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 5 1 1 7
2  Greece (GRE) 2 2 1 5
3  Iran (IRI) 2 0 0 2
4  Bulgaria (BUL) 1 2 0 3
5  United States (USA) 1 0 1 2
6  Colombia (COL) 1 0 0 1
 Croatia (CRO) 1 0 0 1
 Mexico (MEX) 1 0 0 1
 Turkey (TUR) 1 0 0 1
10  Germany (GER) 0 2 0 2
 Poland (POL) 0 2 0 2
12  Indonesia (INA) 0 1 2 3
 Russia (RUS) 0 1 2 3
14  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 1 1 2
15  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 0 1
 Nigeria (NGR) 0 1 0 1
 North Korea (PRK) 0 1 0 1
18  Belarus (BLR) 0 0 2 2
19  Thailand (THA) 0 0 1 1
 Georgia (GEO) 0 0 1 1
 India (IND) 0 0 1 1
 Qatar (QAT) 0 0 1 1
 Armenia (ARM) 0 0 1 1
Total 15 15 15 45

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ola Rio 2016". 
  2. ^ a b c "Bulgarian lifters sent home". BBC Sport. 22 September 2000. 
  3. ^ "Two more fail drug tests". BBC Sport. 1 October 2000.