|Russian Zabolotnaia 2004 Athens
||Cao Lei 2008 Beijing
Cao Lei had her top form resulting four new Olympic records. First she snatched 128 kg, 3 kg more Russian Zabolotnaia was able to lift four years ago.
By her first attempt in clean and jerk (147 kg) Cao ruled the best ever Olympic total in this class: 275 kg. She herself was her only rival and Cao broke her own record to book the new record of 282 kg. The next step could have been the world record in total but she missed it with her last attempt.