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17.08.2008
17.08.2008

85 countries on spot

85 countries’ athletes take part at the Games as Indian lifter, Ms. Laishram Monika Devi (69kg) was withdrawn from the competition by the Indian Olympic Association. Mubarak Musoke Kivumbi (56kg) from Uganda could not participate as he could not make his bodyweight at the weigh-in. Jaber Saeed Salem (+105kg) will miss the Games as well because of an […]

16.08.2008

Men’s 94 kg: An opened field

Szymon Kolecki (POL) Roman Konstantinov (RUS) Out of the six medalists who won in the last two Olympic Games, only the silver winners, Szymon Kolecki (POL) and Khadzhimurat Akkaev (RUS), are participating in this year’s competition. Kolecki also clinched third place in the 2007 WC held in Chiangmai, and second place in the 2006 WC […]

16.08.2008

Jang’s impressive performance resulted five new world records.

Jang Miran (KOR) was absolutely unsatisfied with the fact her name was not mentioned on any type of record list before the last competiton started in +75 kg class. She really had a stong desire to rewrite the record lists and really showed top form setting up five new world and seven Olympic records at […]

16.08.2008

Women’s +75 kg press conference quotes:

Jang Miran (KOR), gold medallist: “At the moment that I won the gold I felt so happy, because not everyone can win a gold medal. I think of it as a gift from God. I want to thank my parents, my coach, and the crowd today, because every time I came to the platform, the […]

16.08.2008

Women’s +75 kg: a real one woman show

Jang Miran (KOR) was the silver medalist in Athens and from that time on the most outstanding lifter in this class. This time she didn’t let any lifter come close to her performance. Finally she set a new world record of 140kg for the snatch, then went on to set a new world record of […]

16.08.2008

Women’s 75 kg: The strongest woman on the Earth emerges tonight

A dream for all, competiton without Chinese rival will come to live in women’s +75 kg class. The dominant figure of this field is Jang Mi ran (KOR)has been undeafeted at world championships since winning the second place athe Athens Games in 2004. her winning total has increased from 300 kg to 319 kg. Realistically, the […]

16.08.2008

Men’s 85 kg pinned with new records

  Rybakou was very diligent setting up new records. First he was snatching 185 kg, just two kg less compairing to his own world record. But he had a very hard fight with his own world record set up a year ago in Thailand WC. By his lat clean and jerk of 209 kg he […]

16.08.2008

Athen’s records are all surpassed in 75 kg class

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. In clean and jerk Pawina Thongsuk was her next ‘victim’ as her name disappeared as currect Olympic record holder. […]

16.08.2008

Men’s 85 kg press conference quotes:

Lu Yong (CHN), gold medallist:   “After Rybakou (BLR)  snatched 5 kg more than me I was not worried about it. If the lead did not surpass 10 kg I knew I beat him. After the jury reversed my second attempt in clean and jerk my mindset was definitely affected. But the judgement have been […]

16.08.2008

Women’s 75 kg press conference quotes:

Cao Lei (CHN), gold medallist: “I dedicate my gold medal first of all to my motherland and all the people in my country. But the most important is to dedicate this victory to my dear mother who has passed away not long ago. I thought of her at the time of my last attempt. I […]

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