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10.08.2008

The third Olympic Gold for Thai weightlifting history.

Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon, previously known as Junpim Kuntatean just entered the competition at 120 kg in clean and jerk, when there were no more athletes competing.Finally she lifted an Olympic record of 126 kg and her final attempt on 130 kg world record failed.Her total of 221 kg was 8 kg ahead of silver medallist Yoon […]

10.08.2008
10.08.2008

Preview women 53 kg, there is no hot favourite in this evenly matched field.

Without a Chinese representative, there is no clear favourite in this category. Lisa Rumbewas/INA/ twice Olympic silver medallist hopes for gold for the third time. The Silver Lady won second place at 2006 WC as well. Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon /THA/ the runner up in last year’s Asian Championships will be attempting to defend her country’s Olympic […]

09.08.2008

Women 48 kg Press Conference quotes

Gold Medallist Chen XieXia /China/: ” I was not thinking on winning the very first gold for China. There are no differences between gold medals. I do not feel anything special about it. For me the main concern was to win faultless. I had really special support from the Chinese crowd. I do not think […]

09.08.2008

First Beijing Olympic record in weightlifting

First Beijing Olympic record in weightlifting Chen Xiexia /China/ in 48 kg won with an Olympic record total of 212 kg. The former Olympic record holder is Nurcan Taylan /TUR/, the defending Olympic Champion who lifted first 205 kg, then 210 kg in Athens. This morning she was not successful at all and had no […]

09.08.2008

The first Chinese gold.

Chen XieXia won the first Chinese gold medal with Olympic record total of 212 kg in 48 kg category. She made all of her six attempts without any mistake with absolute precision. The competition looked to be over when Chen led already by 7 kg over Ozkan /TUR/. As a clean and jerk world record […]

09.08.2008

Weightlifting was represented by 12 athletes as flag bearers at Parade of Nation

Weightlifting was represented by 12 athletes as flag bearers at Parade of Nation Cook Islands Sam Pera jr. Ecuador Alexandra Escobar El Salvador Eva Maria Dimas Federal States of Micronesia Manuel Minginfel Kazakhstan Ahmetov Bakhyt Kiribati David Katoatau Nauru Itte Detenamo Norway Ruth Kasirye Samoa Ele Opeloge Solomon Islands Wendy Hale Syrian Arabic Republic Ahed […]

04.08.2008

Oldest, youngest

The youngest female lifter is Abir Khalil /EGY, 69 kg/ born 13.06. 1992 The youngest male lifter is QingQuan Long /CHN, 56 kg/ born 03.12. 1990 The oldest female lifter is Maria Teresa Monasterio /BOL, 63 kg/ born 15.10. 1969 The oldest male lifter is Maama Lolohea /TGA, plus 105 kg/ born 27.05. 1968 There […]

04.08.2008

Tuvalu’s first appereance at the Olympic Games

Tuvalu was welcomed into the Olympic Family at the 2007 IOC Session in Guatemala City and will have three competitors in Beijing. Two men will be competing in the track events and Weightlifter Logona Esau will be competing in the 69 kg category.

03.08.2008

Itte Detenamo, Nauru’s only athlete to Beijing.

This decision was made by the Nauru Olympic Committee, following a final trial test held at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute in Noumea, New Caledonia, between Yukio Peter 77kg category and Itte Detenamo 105+kg category. Both athletes are IOC Scholarship holders and train at the OWF Institute in Noumea. Itte Detenamo’s total was 387kg with a […]

03.08.2008

Dika Toua breaks Record

The previous record was held by Dika at 114kg which she did in September 2005. The 115kg also equals the Commonwealth Senior record held by Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Maryse Turcotte from Canada at 115Kg set in June 2001. Dika in the snatch lift did 82kg and with her 115kg clean & jerk, it gave […]

01.08.2008

All tickets gone

Tickets for all sessions have been sold out. The organizers have sold out all available 2,803 tickets for each sessions. No tickets remained.

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