Weightlifting at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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Weightlifting
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dates 16 - 26 September 2000
Competitors 246 from 76 nations
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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
Henadzi Aliashchuk
 Belarus
69 kg
details
Galabin Boevski
 Bulgaria
Georgi Markov
 Bulgaria
Siarhei Laurenau
 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
Akakios Kakiasvilis
 Greece
Szymon Kołecki
 Poland
Aleksey 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
Andrey 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 Feng-ying
 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 Chatziioannou
 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

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.