Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 58 kg

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Women's 58 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beihang University Gymnasium
Date 11 August
Competitors 12 from 11 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Chen Yanqing  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) O Jong-ae  North Korea
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Wandee Kameaim  Thailand
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The women's 58 kg weightlifting event was the third women's event at the weightlifting competition, with competitors limited to a maximum of 58 kilograms of body mass. The whole competition took place on August 11, but was divided in two parts due to the number of competitors. Group B weightlifters competed at 12:30, and Group A, at 15:30. This event was the fourth 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
11 August 2008 15:30 Group A

Records[edit]

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

World Record Snatch  Chen Yanqing (CHN) 111 kg Doha, Qatar 3 December 2006
Clean & Jerk  Qiu Hongmei (CHN) 141 kg Tai'an, China 23 April 2007
Total  Chen Yanqing (CHN) 251 kg Doha, Qatar 3 December 2006
Olympic Record Snatch  Chen Yanqing (CHN) 107 kg Athens, Greece 16 August 2004
Clean & Jerk Olympic Standard 130 kg 1 January 1997
Total  Chen Yanqing (CHN) 237 kg Athens, Greece 16 August 2004

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)  Chen Yanqing (CHN) A 57.66 100 103 106 106 130 132 138 138 244
2nd, silver medalist(s)  O Jong-ae (PRK) A 57.15 95 98 98 95 125 131 131 131 226
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Wandee Kameaim (THA) A 57.25 95 98 100 98 125 128 129 128 226
4  Alexandra Escobar (ECU) A 57.82 96 96 99 99 120 124 127 124 223
5  Romela Begaj (ALB) A 57.56 95 98 100 98 110 115 118 118 216
6  Aleksandra Klejnowska (POL) A 57.66 92 92 95 95 120 125 126 120 215
7  Roxana Cocoș (ROU) A 57.88 82 86 89 89 111 115 115 115 204
8  Geralee Vega (PUR) A 57.51 90 90 90 90 112 115 116 112 202
9  Marieta Gotfryd (POL) A 57.70 90 95 95 90 105 110 113 110 200
10  Hidilyn Diaz (PHI) A 56.28 80 85 90 85 102 102 107 107 192
11  Wendy Hale (SOL) A 57.15 74 78 82 78 95 100 100 95 173
DQ  Marina Shainova (RUS) A 57.93 95 98 98 125 128 129
  • Marina Shainova of Russia originally won the silver medal but she was stripped by the IOC of her medal and result following a positive anti-doping test of her 2008 sample.[1]

New records[edit]

Clean & Jerk 131 kg  O Jong-ae (PRK) OR
132 kg  Chen Yanqing (CHN) OR
138 kg  Chen Yanqing (CHN) OR
Total 238 kg  Chen Yanqing (CHN) OR
244 kg  Chen Yanqing (CHN) OR

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