Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Weightlifting
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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Venue Beihang University Gymnasium
Dates 9–19 August
Competitors 255
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Weightlifting at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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Men Women
  56 kg     48 kg  
62 kg 53 kg
69 kg 58 kg
77 kg 63 kg
85 kg 69 kg
94 kg 75 kg
105 kg +75 kg
+105 kg

Weightlifting competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held from August 9 to August 19. Competitions were conducted at the Beihang University Gymnasium.

Events[edit]

The Men's 85kg competition on August 15.

15 sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

  • 56 kg Men
  • 62 kg Men
  • 69 kg Men
  • 77 kg Men
  • 85 kg Men
  • 94 kg Men
  • 105 kg Men
  • +105 kg Men
  • 48 kg Women
  • 53 kg Women
  • 58 kg Women
  • 63 kg Women
  • 69 kg Women
  • 75 kg Women
  • +75 kg Women

Qualification[edit]

Medal summary[edit]

The medal records at the 2008 Games have been heavily amended, and will be liable to further amendment, following retests of competitors samples in 2015 and 2016. A significant number of medalists have been disqualified, with more likely to face sanctions as the IOC and IWF processes continue. Some weightlifters who would stand to inherit confiscated medals have also failed retests, and the final destination of several medals remains unclear. The following table has been updated as a result of this. Where a medal has been forfeited, the attached note contains details of the identity of the former medalist, and the reason for the disqualification.

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
56 kg
details
Long Qingquan
 China
Hoàng Anh Tuấn
 Vietnam
Eko Yuli Irawan
 Indonesia
62 kg
details
Zhang Xiangxiang
 China
Diego Salazar
 Colombia
Triyatno
 Indonesia
69 kg
details [a]
Liao Hui
 China
Vencelas Dabaya
 France
Yordanis Borrero
 Cuba
77 kg
details
Sa Jae-hyouk
 South Korea
Li Hongli
 China
Gevorg Davtyan
 Armenia
85 kg
details [b]
Lu Yong
 China
Tigran V. Martirosyan
 Armenia
Jadier Valladares
 Cuba
94 kg
details [c]
Szymon Kołecki
 Poland
Arsen Kasabiev
 Georgia
Yoandry Hernández
 Cuba
105 kg
details [d]
Andrei Aramnau
 Belarus
Dmitry Klokov
 Russia
Marcin Dołęga
 Poland
+105 kg
details
Matthias Steiner
 Germany
Evgeny Chigishev
 Russia
Viktors Ščerbatihs
 Latvia

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details [e]
vacant Chen Wei-ling
 Chinese Taipei
Im Jyoung-hwa
 South Korea
53 kg
details [g]
Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon
 Thailand
Yoon Jin-hee
 South Korea
Raema Lisa Rumbewas
 Indonesia
58 kg
details [h]
Chen Yanqing
 China
O Jong-ae
 North Korea
Wandee Kameaim
 Thailand
63 kg
details [i]
Pak Hyon-suk
 North Korea
Lu Ying-chi
 Chinese Taipei
Christine Girard
 Canada
69 kg
details [j]
vacant Oksana Slivenko
 Russia
Leydi Solís
 Colombia
75 kg
details [k]
vacant Alla Vazhenina
 Kazakhstan
Lidia Valentín
 Spain
+75 kg
details [l]
Jang Mi-ran
 South Korea
Ele Opeloge
 Samoa
Mariam Usman
 Nigeria

Notes[edit]

  • Men's 69 kg Original bronze medalist Tigran Gevorg Martirosyan of Armenia was stripped by the IOC of his medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of his 2008 sample.[1]
  • Men's 85 kg Original silver medalist Andrei Rybakou of Belarus was stripped by the IOC of his medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of his 2008 sample.[2]
  • Men's 94 kg Original gold medalist Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan was disqualified and stripped of medal by the IOC on 25 November 2016, having tested positive during retests for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid.[3] Original bronze medalist Khadzhimurat Akkayev of Russia was stripped by the IOC of his medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of his 2008 sample.[4]
  • Men's 105 kg Original bronze medalist Dmitry Lapikov of Russia was stripped by the IOC of his medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of his 2008 sample.[4]
  • Women's 48 kg Original gold medalist Xiexia Chen of China was stripped by the IOC of her medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[5] Original silver medalist Sibel Özkan of Turkey was stripped by the IOC of her medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[6] On 1 December 2016, the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed Özkan's final appeal.[7]
  • Women's 53 kg Original bronze medalist Nastassia Novikava of Belarus was stripped by the IOC of her medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[2]
  • Women's 58 kg Original silver medalist Marina Shainova of Russia was stripped by the IOC of her medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[1]
  • Women's 63 kg Original silver medalist Irina Nekrassova of Kazakhstan was stripped by the IOC of her medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[4]
  • Women's 69 kg Original gold medalist Liu Chunhong of China was stripped by the IOC of her medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[5] Original bronze medalist Nataliya Davydova of Ukraine was stripped by the IOC of her medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[4]
  • Women's 75 kg Original gold medalist Lei Cao of China was stripped by the IOC of her medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[5] Original bronze medalist Nadezhda Evstyukhina of Russia was stripped by the IOC of her medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[1]
  • Women's +75 kg Original silver medalist Olha Korobka of Ukraine was stripped by the IOC of her medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[2] Original bronze medalist Mariya Grabovetskaya of Kazakhstan was stripped by the IOC of her medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[4]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 5 1 0 6
2  South Korea (KOR) 2 1 1 4
3  North Korea (PRK) 1 1 0 2
4  Poland (POL) 1 0 1 2
 Thailand (THA) 1 0 1 2
6  Belarus (BLR) 1 0 0 1
 Germany (GER) 1 0 0 1
8  Russia (RUS) 0 3 0 3
9  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 2 0 2
10  Armenia (ARM) 0 1 1 2
 Colombia (COL) 0 1 1 2
12  France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 1 0 1
 Georgia (GEO) 0 1 0 1
 Samoa (SAM) 0 1 0 1
 Vietnam (VIE) 0 1 0 1
17  Cuba (CUB) 0 0 3 3
 Indonesia (INA) 0 0 3 3
19  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 0 1 1
 Latvia (LAT) 0 0 1 1
 Nigeria (NGR) 0 0 1 1
Total 12 15 15 42

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 255 weightlifters from 84 nations competed at the Beijing Games:

References[edit]