Weightlifting at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Weightlifting
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Weightlifting, Rio 2016.png
VenueRiocentro – Pavilion 2
Dates6–16 August 2016
No. of events15
Competitors260 from 94 nations
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Weightlifting competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 6 to 16 August at the Pavilion 2 of Riocentro. 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 for systematic doping.

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]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China5207
2 Thailand2114
3 Iran2002
4 North Korea1304
5 Kazakhstan1146
6 Chinese Taipei1012
 Colombia1012
 Georgia1012
9 Uzbekistan1001
10 Armenia0202
 Belarus0202
 Indonesia0202
13 Philippines0101
 Turkey0101
15 Egypt0022
16 Japan0011
 Lithuania0011
 South Korea0011
 Spain0011
 United States0011
Totals (20 nations)15151545

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]

  1. ^ "The Olympic Games: Weightlifting". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 17 April 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Bulgaria Olympic ban confirmed by Court of Arbitration for Sport". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  3. ^ "IWF decision on Russian participation in Rio 2016". IWF. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Rio 2016 – IWF Weightlifting Qualification System" (PDF). IWF. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  5. ^ Staff, Reporter (29 February 2016). "Brazil Bodyguard Protection For Olympic Games". www.luxurytravelmagazine.com. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Olympic Records - International Weightlifting Federation".
  7. ^ CAS AD 16/07 International Olympic Committee v. Izzat Artykov
  8. ^ Bluradio. "Organización de JJ. OO. confirma medalla de bronce de Luis Javier Mosquera". bluradio.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  9. ^ ANTI-DOPING DIVISION OF THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT ISSUES DECISION IN THE CASES OF GABRIEL SINCRAIAN

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