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24.08.2008

BEIJING GAMES: FACTS AND FIGURES

Sport – Amazing Venues, Amazing Results · A record 204 NOCs participating; record number of women participating· 132 Olympic records, 43 world records (as of 24/8 at 9:30)· A record 87 NOCs join medal count – the most ever· First-ever medals for Afghanistan, Mauritius, Tajikistan and Togo; first-ever gold medals for Bahrain, Mongolia and Panama; […]

24.08.2008

Albert Kuzilov /GEO/ ranked No. 6.

In class 105 kg Igor Razoronov /UKR/ has been excluded of the Beijing due to hisfailure at doping test. The 6th place of this category was reached by Albert Kuzilov/GEO/ who totalled 409 kg /182 kg, 227 kg/.  

24.08.2008

IOC sanctions weightlifter Igor Razoronov for failing anti-doping test

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that weightlifter Igor Razoronov from Ukraine has committed an Anti-Doping Rules violation at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing. Igor Razoronov, 38, tested positive for nandrolone on 18 August 2008.The Disciplinary Commission, composed of Thomas Bach (Chairman), Denis Oswald and John Coates, today decided: The athlete […]

22.08.2008

Great number of records

Great number of records The enthusiastic public had 53 records to celebrate all together. Number of world records: 14 /10 women, 4 men/                 Olympic records: 31 /24 women, 7 men/                 junior world records /8 men/ Distribution of world records by nations: women: 5-5 /China, Liu Chunchong, 69 kg, Korea, Jang Miaran, […]

22.08.2008

Men’s +105kg: Press conference quotes

Matthias Steiner /GER/, gold medallist: “I didn’t do well in my first attempt of clean and jerk. But the Russian lifter did, so this was the motivation.Before the competition, I was a little bit nervous. But after missing my first attempt of clean and jerk, it helped me get into it [mentally]. “It means a […]

21.08.2008

Men’s +105kg : The last lift of the Games brought gold

Matthias Steiner of Germany won the gold medal with the last lift of the competition in a climactic finale of the Beijing Olympic Weightlifting tournament at the BUAA Gymnasium in Beijing. Russian strongman Evgeny Chigishev led at the halfway mark with a 210kg Snatch ahead of Artem Udachyn of Ukraine with 207kg, reigning world champion […]

19.08.2008

+105 KG: WHO IS THE STRONGEST MAN ON EARTH?

After Hossein Rezazadeh, who has dominated this category since the late 1990s and pocketed two Olympic gold medals (2000, 2004), announced his withdrawal decision shortly before the start of Beijing 2008, the door was suddenly wide open, and every top lifter had a shot for the title of “world’s strongest man.” Viktors Scerbatihs (LAT) Most […]

19.08.2008

Men’s 105 kg press conference quotes:

Andrei Aramnau (BLR), gold medalist: “I have been preparing for a long time for this and there could not have been a different result, This medal comprises all 20 years of my life. My first coach told me that I would become an Olympic champion at the age of 20, and that’s what happened.” Dmitriy […]

19.08.2008
17.08.2008

Men’s 105 kg: the great challenge for world champion Aramnau

2005 world champion Dmitriy Klokov (RUS)  is favored to win. The 25-year-old has performed quite consistently for the past few years, grabbing a gold at the 2005 WC and bronze at both the 2006 and 2007 World Championships. Twenty-year-old Andrei Aramnau (BLR) is another possible winner. The young man lifted 423kg in the 2007 World Championships to […]

17.08.2008

Men’s 94 kg: Press conference quotes

Ilya Ilin (KAZ), gold medallist:   “In my second snatch I hurt my elbow and the doctor tried to fix it. I was worried that I could not compete, but my coach helped me and gave me confidence. He helped me stand up psychologically. In the clean and jerk I got 226kg. I began to […]

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