Weightlifting at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Weightlifting
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Venue Riocentro – Pavilion 2
Dates 6–16 August 2016
No. of events 15
Competitors 260 from 94 nations
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Weightlifting at the
2016 Summer Olympics
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Qualification
List of weightlifters
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 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 6 to 16 August at the Pavilion 2 of Riocentro. Around 260 athletes (156 men and 104 women) competed in 15 different events according to their respective weight categories.[1] Bulgaria[2] and Russia[3] were banned from participating in the sport due to multiple doping cases.

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

Competition schedule[edit]

There were at most three sessions of competition on each day of the 2016 Olympics Weightlifting program:

  • Morning session: 10:00–14:00 BRT
  • Afternoon session: 15:30–17:30 BRT
  • Evening session: 19:00–21:00 BRT
Q Qualification F Final
Date → Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16
Event ↓ E M A E M A E M A E M A E M A E A E E A E A E
Men's
Men's 56 kg Q F
Men's 62 kg Q F
Men's 69 kg Q F
Men's 77 kg Q F
Men's 85 kg Q F
Men's 94 kg Q F
Men's 105 kg Q F
Men's +105 kg Q F
Women's
Women's 48 kg F
Women's 53 kg Q F
Women's 58 kg Q F
Women's 63 kg Q F
Women's 69 kg Q F
Women's 75 kg Q F
Women's +75 kg F

Qualification[edit]

Similar to 2012 format, a total of 260 athletes qualified through a combination of team and individual spots. Host nation Brazil had already guaranteed three automatic places for men and two for women, while ten spots (six for men and four for women) were entitled to the athletes through the Tripartite Commission Invitation, leaving the remaining berths up for grabs in both the men's and women's competitions respectively.[4][5]

Participation[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

Competitors[edit]

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 5 2 0 7
2  Thailand 2 1 1 4
3  Iran 2 0 0 2
4  North Korea 1 3 0 4
5  Kazakhstan 1 1 3 5
6  Chinese Taipei 1 0 1 2
 Colombia 1 0 1 2
 Georgia 1 0 1 2
9  Uzbekistan 1 0 0 1
10  Armenia 0 2 0 2
 Belarus 0 2 0 2
 Indonesia 0 2 0 2
13  Philippines 0 1 0 1
 Turkey 0 1 0 1
15  Egypt 0 0 2 2
16  Japan 0 0 1 1
 Lithuania 0 0 1 1
 South Korea 0 0 1 1
 Spain 0 0 1 1
 United States 0 0 1 1
-  Romania 0 0 0 0
Total 21 NOCs 15 15 14 44

Olympic records broken[edit]

Five Olympic records were broken.[6]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
56 kg
details
Long Qingquan
 China WR
Om Yun-chol
 North Korea
Sinphet Kruaithong
 Thailand
62 kg
details
Óscar Figueroa
 Colombia
Eko Yuli Irawan
 Indonesia
Farkhad Kharki
 Kazakhstan
69 kg
details [a]
Shi Zhiyong
 China
Daniyar Ismayilov
 Turkey
Luis Javier Mosquera
 Colombia
77 kg
details
Nijat Rahimov
 Kazakhstan WR
Lü Xiaojun
 China WR
Mohamed Ihab
 Egypt
85 kg
details [b]
Kianoush Rostami
 Iran WR OR
Tian Tao
 China OR
Denis Ulanov
 Kazakhstan
94 kg
details
Sohrab Moradi
 Iran
Vadzim Straltsou
 Belarus
Aurimas Didžbalis
 Lithuania
105 kg
details
Ruslan Nurudinov
 Uzbekistan OR
Simon Martirosyan
 Armenia
Aleksandr Zaychikov
 Kazakhstan
+105 kg
details
Lasha Talakhadze
 Georgia WR OR
Gor Minasyan
 Armenia
Irakli Turmanidze
 Georgia

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg
details
Sopita Tanasan
 Thailand
Sri Wahyuni Agustiani
 Indonesia
Hiromi Miyake
 Japan
53 kg
details
Hsu Shu-ching
 Chinese Taipei
Hidilyn Diaz
 Philippines
Yoon Jin-hee
 South Korea
58 kg
details
Sukanya Srisurat
 Thailand OR
Pimsiri Sirikaew
 Thailand
Kuo Hsing-chun
 Chinese Taipei
63 kg
details
Deng Wei
 China WR
Choe Hyo-sim
 North Korea
Karina Goricheva
 Kazakhstan
69 kg
details
Xiang Yanmei
 China
Zhazira Zhapparkul
 Kazakhstan
Sara Ahmed
 Egypt
75 kg
details
Rim Jong-sim
 North Korea
Darya Naumava
 Belarus
Lidia Valentín
 Spain
+75 kg
details
Meng Suping
 China
Kim Kuk-hyang
 North Korea
Sarah Robles
 United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]