Weightlifting at the 2012 Summer Olympics
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
|Dates||28 July - 7 August 2012|
|Weightlifting at the
2012 Summer Olympics
|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|
Weightlifting competitions at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were held from 28 July to 7 August in the ExCeL venue. Fifteen gold medals were awarded and 260 athletes took part (156 men and 104 women).
15 sets of medals were awarded in the following events:
|Eko Yuli Irawan
The results of the 2012 Olympic weightlifting competition are likely to be significantly revised after evidence of doping was uncovered through retests of samples from these Games that were undertaken in 2016: 16 lifters (13 medallists, and three further lifters who would have inherited forfeited medals) have tested positive for a variety of prohibited substances following these retests.
These retests risked leading to the disqualification of results for Belarus and Kazakhstan from the 2016 Games, as both countries would have breached a three positive test limit per year set by the International Weightlifting Federation. Russia, who would have also breached this limit, was already banned from the 2016 Games as punishment for their country's doping scandal. Belarus and Kazakhstan were eventually allowed to compete in the 2016 Games, although post-Games punishments remain likely according to the IWF.
While these proceedings are ongoing, affected medalists are noted [a] above.
- b Apti Aukhadov of Russia originally won the silver medal, but was disqualified after testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone.
- c Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan, Aleksandr Ivanov of Russia, and Anatolie Cîrîcu of Moldova originally won the gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively, but were all disqualified after testing positive for banned substances. Fourth-placed Andrey Demanov was also disqualified, so fifth-placed Saeid Mohammadpour of Iran won the gold medal. Sixth-placed Intigam Zairov and seventh-placed Almas Uteshov were also disqualified, so eighth-placed Kim Min-jae of South Korea won the silver medal and ninth-placed Tomasz Zieliński of Poland won the bronze medal.
- d Yuliya Kalina of Ukraine originally won the bronze medal, but was disqualified after testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone.
- e In case positions are adjusted, next in line is fifth-place Anna Nurmukhambetova, as fourth-place Dzina Sazanavets, who would have replaced Shkermankova, failed retests.
Olympic and world records broken
|Olympics – Women's 53 kg||29 July||Clean and jerk||Zulfiya Chinshanlo||Kazakhstan||131 kg||WR||2|
|Olympics – Women's 53 kg||29 July||Total||Zulfiya Chinshanlo||Kazakhstan||226 kg||OR||2|
|Olympics – Women's 58 kg||30 July||Snatch||Li Xueying||China||108 kg||OR||3|
|Olympics – Women's 58 kg||30 July||Total||Li Xueying||China||246 kg||OR||3|
|Olympics – Women's 63 kg||31 July||Total||Maiya Maneza||Kazakhstan||245 kg||OR||4|
|Olympics – Women's 75 kg||3 August||Snatch||Natalia Zabolotnaya||Russia||131 kg||OR||7|
|Olympics – Women's 75 kg||3 August||Clean & Jerk||Svetlana Podobedova||Kazakhstan||161 kg||OR||7|
|Olympics – Women's 75 kg||3 August||Total||Natalia Zabolotnaya||Russia||291 kg||OR||7|
|Olympics – Women's +75 kg||5 August||Snatch||Tatiana Kashirina||Russia||151 kg||WR||9|
|Olympics – Women's +75 kg||5 August||Clean & Jerk||Zhou Lulu||China||187 kg||OR||9|
|Olympics – Women's +75 kg||5 August||Total||Zhou Lulu||China||333 kg||WR||9|
|Olympics – Men's 56 kg||29 July||Clean and jerk||Om Yun-Chol||North Korea||168 kg||OR||2|
|Olympics – Men's 62 kg||30 July||Snatch||Kim Un-Guk||North Korea||153 kg||OR||3|
|Olympics – Men's 62 kg||30 July||Total||Kim Un-Guk||North Korea||327 kg||WR||3|
|Olympics – Men's 62 kg||30 July||Clean and jerk||Óscar Figueroa||Colombia||177 kg||OR||3|
|Olympics – Men's 77 kg||1 August||Snatch||Lü Xiaojun||China||175 kg||WR||5|
|Olympics – Men's 77 kg||1 August||Total||Lü Xiaojun||China||379 kg||WR||5|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Weightlifting at the 2012 Summer Olympics.|
- "Weightlifting". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
- "Ten weightlifters, including great Ilya Ilyin, return positive tests from London 2012". Sky Sports. 15 June 2016.
- "IOC sanctions Ukrainian weightlifter Yulia Kalina for failing anti-doping test at London 2012". IOC. 13 July 2016.