Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 53 kg

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Women's 53 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beihang University Gymnasium
Date 10 August
Competitors 9 from 9 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon  Thailand
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yoon Jin-hee  South Korea
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Raema Lisa Rumbewas  Indonesia
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Weightlifting at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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Men Women
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62 kg 53 kg
69 kg 58 kg
77 kg 63 kg
85 kg 69 kg
94 kg 75 kg
105 kg +75 kg
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The women's 53 kg weightlifting event was the second-lightest women's event at the weightlifting competition, limiting competitors to a maximum of 53 kilograms of body mass. The whole competition took place on August 10 at 15:30. This event was the second Weightlifting event to conclude.

Each lifter performed in both the snatch and clean and jerk lifts, with the final score being the sum of the lifter's best result in each. The athlete received three attempts in each of the two lifts; the score for the lift was the heaviest weight successfully lifted.

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+08:00)

Date Time Event
10 August 2008 15:30 Group A

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World Record Snatch  Ri Song-hui (PRK) 102 kg Busan, South Korea 1 October 2002
Clean & Jerk  Li Ping (CHN) 129 kg Tai'an, China 22 April 2007
Total  Qiu Hongxia (CHN) 226 kg Santo Domingo, Dominican 2 October 2006
Olympic Record Snatch  Yang Xia (CHN) 100 kg Sydney, Australia 18 September 2000
Clean & Jerk  Yang Xia (CHN) 125 kg Sydney, Australia 18 September 2000
Total  Yang Xia (CHN) 225 kg Sydney, Australia 18 September 2000

Results[edit]

Rank Athlete Group Body weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total
1 2 3 Result 1 2 3 Result
1st, gold medalist(s)  Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon (THA) A 52.47 92 95 97 95 120 126 130 126 221
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Yoon Jin-hee (KOR) A 52.72 94 97 97 94 116 118 119 119 213
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Raema Lisa Rumbewas (INA) A 52.95 91 95 95 91 110 115 121 115 206
4  Yuderqui Contreras (DOM) A 52.95 91 95 95 91 110 115 121 115 206
5  Melanie Roach (USA) A 52.54 79 81 83 83 105 108 110 110 193
6  Julia Rohde (GER) A 52.79 77 80 82 82 99 103 105 103 185
7  Dika Toua (PNG) A 52.53 77 77 80 80 104 108 108 104 184
8  Judith Chacón (VEN) A 52.96 75 75 80 80 101 106 106 101 181
DQ  Nastassia Novikava (BLR) A 52.87 92 95 97 116 116 118

New records[edit]

Clean & Jerk 126 kg  Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon (THA) OR

References[edit]