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12.08.2008

men’s 69 kg press conference quotes:

Liao Hui (CHN), gold medallist: “Because of traditionally negative ideas on weightlifting my parents did not want me to practise this sport. But I loved very much the idea of going to sport school and that is why I became a lifter. To tell you frankly I did not like learning. It all came to […]

12.08.2008

Men’s 69 kg: Liao (CHN) had to worry several times but won

Shi CHN Liao CHN Dabaya FRA The opening attempts of both Chinese were missed. What a sensation! Later Shi corrected his mistakes once (152 kg), Liao corrected twice and finally found himself on the lead (158 kg). Frenchmen Dabaya-Tientcheu, former world champion, kept in touch with his rivals snatching 151 kg. Martirosyan just had his […]

12.08.2008

Women’s 63 kg press conference quotes

Pak Hyon Suk (PRK), gold medallist: “Ihave never dreamed that I would win gold, but now I am fully overjoyed. I failed my first two attempts, however when I was about to do sthe third I kept in my mind that the Dear Leader of our country would be watching this effort and it encoureged […]

12.08.2008

women’s 63 kg: THE GREATEST SURPRISE

  Svetlana Tsarukaeva (RUS) Favourite Svetlana Tsarukaeva (RUS) made early exit from the field. The fancied Russian lifter could not manage her starting 107 kg in snatch. Maneza (KAZ) was reported due to heavy pain in her elbow she could not compete.At the halfway mark, Nekrassova (KAZ) had the first position with a 110 kg […]

12.08.2008

The similarity is roaring

Look at these pictures. The similarity is roaring between former Olympic champion, Turkish Mutlu and the title holder of Beijing 56 kg class, Chinese Long.This young Chinese boy seems to be bred on Mutlu’s movements. Almost like twins. Regarding Long’s fantastic Beijing performance it looks Mutlu had a wise decision not to compete this Olympic […]

12.08.2008

Men’s 69 kg: Two Chinese for one gold. Plus some other…

Shi Zhiyong (CHN) This is the only division where weightlifting superpower China send two lifter. Shi Zhiyong (CHN) is a fantastic competitor , placed either first or second at every world championhips during the last 5 years, but has not equalled his best total of 350 kg since 2005. Following his 2004 Olympic victory, he […]

12.08.2008

Women’s 63 kg: The pressure on Tsarukaeva (RUS)

Liu Haixia (CHN) Tsarukaeva (RUS) Pak Hyon-suk(PRK) With the absence of Chinese world champion Liu Haixia, Tsarukaeva is the favourite as her best is beyond the capability of other lifters.She is the silver medalist of last year WC. Among her main rivals Pak Hyon-suk(PRK) is on the first place. She got third position of last […]

12.08.2008

Men’s 62 kg Press conference quotes

Zhang Xiang Xiang /CHN/ Diego Salazar /COL/ Triyatno /INA/ Zhang Xiang Xiang /CHN/, gold medalist: “I had a chance to run with the Olympic torch as a relay member. My turn came a day later, 13th of May as the tragical earthquake we suffered. This experience helped me a lot in my training and finally […]

12.08.2008

Men’s 62 kg: China’s fourth gold out of five

  Zhang Xiangxiang (CHN) China’s fourth victory was managed by Zhang Xiangxiang who won his first Olympic gold medal after lifting 319kg in the Men’s 62 kg. Twenty-five-year old Zhang (Sydney bronze medalist) had the best start by lifting 139kg in the snatch. Although he failed to lift 143kg with his second attempt, he finally […]

12.08.2008

Women’s 58 kg press conference quotes

Chen Yanqing (CHN) O Jong Ae (PRK),Marina Shainova (RUS) Chen Yanqing (CHN), gold medallist: “I did not try to break the world record as they belong to me in snatch and in total and I was just focusing on the gold medal which was much more important today. The difference between my two gold medals […]

11.08.2008

The first four categories all brought new records!

O Jong Ae Chen was as successful to break Olympic records as she was four years ago in Athens. At that time she set up new Olympic records in snath and total, today she rewrote the list in clean and jerk and in total. But first O Jong Ae could be very proud of her […]

11.08.2008

Women’s 58 kg: A new chapter in women’s Olympic history.

Chen Yanqing (CHN) Escobar (ECU) As expected became the first woman winning two Olympic gold medals in weightlifting. She won in the same category like in Athens in 2004, at this time at this time adding new Olympic records in clean and jerk and in total. Lifting with great confidence the Chinese lifter took an […]

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