Weightlifting at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Weightlifting
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
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VenueExCeL London
Dates28 July - 7 August 2012
Competitors260
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ExCel Exhibition Centre

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).[1]

Events[edit]

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 results of the 2012 Olympic weightlifting competition have been significantly revised after significant doping was uncovered through retests of samples from these Games that were undertaken in 2016, 2018 and 2019. As of March 2019, a total of 32 lifters (including 17 medallists, and eight further lifters who would have inherited forfeited medals) having tested positive for a variety of prohibited substances following these retests. Below are the results listed by the International Weightlifting Federation.

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China5207
2 North Korea3014
3 Iran2305
4 Poland1023
5 Ukraine1012
6 Canada1001
 Chinese Taipei1001
 Spain1001
9 Indonesia0213
10 Egypt0112
 Romania0112
 Russia0112
 South Korea0112
 Thailand0112
15 Bulgaria0101
 Colombia0101
 Japan0101
18 Cameroon0011
 Cuba0011
 Kazakhstan0011
 Mexico0011
22 Azerbaijan0000
Totals (22 nations)15151444

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
56 kg
details [a]
Om Yun-chol
 North Korea
Wu Jingbiao
 China
vacant
62 kg
details
Kim Un-guk
 North Korea
Óscar Figueroa
 Colombia
Eko Yuli Irawan
 Indonesia
69 kg
details
Lin Qingfeng
 China
Triyatno
 Indonesia
Răzvan Martin
 Romania
77 kg
details
Lü Xiaojun
 China
Lu Haojie
 China
Iván Cambar
 Cuba
85 kg
details [b]
Adrian Zieliński
 Poland
Kianoush Rostami
 Iran
Tarek Yehia
 Egypt
94 kg
details [c]
Saeid Mohammadpour
 Iran
Kim Min-jae
 South Korea
Tomasz Zieliński
 Poland
105 kg
details [d]
Oleksiy Torokhtiy
 Ukraine
Navab Nassirshalal
 Iran
Bartłomiej Bonk
 Poland
+105 kg
details
Behdad Salimi
 Iran
Sajjad Anoushiravani
 Iran
Ruslan Albegov
 Russia

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
Wang Mingjuan
 China
Hiromi Miyake
 Japan
Ryang Chun-hwa
 North Korea
53 kg
details [e]
Hsu Shu-ching
 Chinese Taipei
Citra Febrianti
 Indonesia
Iulia Paratova
 Ukraine
58 kg
details [f]
Li Xueying
 China
Pimsiri Sirikaew
 Thailand
Rattikan Gulnoi
 Thailand
63 kg
details [g]
Christine Girard
 Canada
Milka Maneva
 Bulgaria
Luz Acosta
 Mexico
69 kg
details [h]
Rim Jong-sim
 North Korea
Roxana Cocoș
 Romania
Anna Nurmukhambetova
 Kazakhstan
75 kg
details [i]
Lidia Valentín
 Spain
Abeer Abdelrahman
 Egypt
Madias Nzesso
 Cameroon
+75 kg
details [j]
Zhou Lulu
 China
Tatiana Kashirina
 Russia
Jang Mi-ran
 South Korea

Notes[edit]

  • Men's 56 kg Valentin Hristov of Azerbaijan originally won the bronze medal, but was disqualified in 2019 after testing positive for steroids.[2] As of March 2019, reallocation of the bronze medal has not yet been confirmed by the IOC or IWF.
  • Men's 85 kg Apti Aukhadov of Russia originally won the silver medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after a retest of his 2012 sample tested positive for steroids.[3]
  • Men's 94 kg 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 in 2016 after retests of their 2012 samples were positive for steroids. Fourth-placed Andrey Demanov of Russia, sixth-placed Intigam Zairov of Azerbaijan, and seventh-placed Almas Uteshov of Kazakhstan were also disqualified for the same reason.[4][5][6]
  • Men's 105 kg On 22 December 2018, it was announced that Ukraine's Oleksiy Torokhtiy, the 105kg gold medalist, had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.[7] As of March 2019, any reallocation of medals has not yet been confirmed by the IOC or IWF.
  • Women's 53 kg Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan and Cristina Iovu of Moldova originally won the gold and bronze medals respectively, but were both disqualified in 2016 after testing positive for steroids.[8][5]
  • Women's 58 kg Yuliya Kalina of Ukraine originally won the bronze medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after a retest of her 2012 sample tested positive for steroids.[9]
  • Women's 63 kg Maiya Maneza of Kazakhstan originally won the gold medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after a retest of her 2012 sample tested positive for stanozolol.[8] Fourth-placed Sibel Şimşek of Turkey was also disqualified for the same reason.[6] On 5 April 2017, original silver medalist Svetlana Tsarukayeva of Russia was also disqualified for the same reason.[10]
  • Women's 69 kg Maryna Shkermankova of Belarus originally won the bronze medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after a retest of her 2012 sample was positive for steroids.[8] Fourth-placed Dzina Sazanavets of Belarus was also disqualified for the same reason.[11]
  • Women's 75 kg Svetlana Podobedova of Kazakhstan, Natalia Zabolotnaya of Russia, and Iryna Kulesha of Belarus originally won the gold, silver, and bronze medals respectively, but were all disqualified in 2016 after retests of their 2012 samples were positive for steroids.[8][5]
  • Women's +75 kg Hripsime Khurshudyan of Armenia originally won the bronze medal, but was disqualified in 2016 after a retest of her 2012 sample was positive for steroids.[5]

Olympic and world records broken[edit]

  • Stripped results marked in pink background.

Women[edit]

Event Date Round Name Nationality Weight Record Day
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

Men[edit]

Event Date Round Name Nationality Weight Record Day
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weightlifting". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  2. ^ https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-three-athletes-for-failing-anti-doping-tests-at-london-2012 IOC sanctions three athletes for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012
  3. ^ IOC sanctions two athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012
  4. ^ IOC sanctions seven athletes for failing anti-doping tests at Beijing 2008 and London 2012
  5. ^ a b c d IOC sanctions 12 athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012
  6. ^ a b IOC sanctions eight athletes for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008 and London 2012
  7. ^ "PUBLIC DISCLOSURE - IWF". IWF. 22 December 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d IOC sanctions eight athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012
  9. ^ "IOC sanctions Ukrainian weightlifter Yulia Kalina for failing anti-doping test at London 2012". IOC. 13 July 2016.
  10. ^ https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-sanctions-three-athletes-for-failing-anti-doping-test-at-beijing-2008-and-london-2012
  11. ^ "Ten weightlifters, including great Ilya Ilyin, return positive tests from London 2012". Sky Sports. 15 June 2016.

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