Chen won the gold in the National Championship this April, which added to her competitiveness as a candidate for China’s Olympic squad. Then she was injured in the last pre-Games event in July, prompting consideration of Yang as a serious Olympic contender, especially after she broke the world record at that same pre-Games event.
A July 25 check-up determined Chen was recovered and ready for competition.
Taylan /TUR/, the defending Olympic champion made a quick exit of the competiton as she was not prepared enought to lift 84 kg in snatch. 2007 silver medallist, Bunphithak /THA/ shared this feeling not succeeding of 84 kg.