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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 […]

15.08.2008

Men’s 85 kg: A STORY OF 28 DKG

Rybakou BLR Lu CHN Martirosyan ARM Rybakou(BLR) took a silver four years ago in Athens. Holding the world record in the snatch and total weight, he went into the competition most favored to win. Before he stepped on the floor, China’s Lu Yong and Kazakhstan’s Vladimir Sedov both lifted 180kg in the snatch, followed by […]

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15.08.2008

WADA chief urges drug tainted sports to clean up

BEIJING (AP) -Weightlifting, cycling and other sports with a history of drug scandals need to clean up their acts to avoid any risk of losing their Olympic status, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency said Sunday. WADA is monitoring Olympic sports to assess whether they are complying fully with the global code of drug-testing […]

15.08.2008

Men’s 85kg: Asia’s superiority will be challenged in this class

Athens silver medalist Andrei Rybakou of Belarus now has the chance to fulfill his dream of Olympic gold. The 26-year old has been enjoying excellent form in recent years, winning 2006 and 2007 World Championships, as well as the 2006 European Championships. Rybakou’s best challenger would be Tigran Varban Martirosyan of Armenia who won this […]

15.08.2008

Women’s 75kg: What else, a Chinese triumph on the horizon

  China’s Cao Lei is likely to continue her country’s success in Weightlifting. The 24-year is a new star in this weight class, winning 2006 and 2007 World Championships, as well as 2007 and 2008 Asian Championships. She is the steadiest lifters among the finalists. Cao’s fiercest rival would be Nadezda Evstyukhina of Russia who […]

13.08.2008

Men’s 77 kg press conference quotes:

Sa Jaeh-youk (KOR), gold medallist:“I can’t even believe that I have won the Gold medal.”  “(But) I was very confident. Before this event, during practice, I lifted 210kg.”“The Chinese lifter (Li Hongli) was very strong but I didn’t want to lose.” Li Hongli (CHN), silver medallist:“I do not feel shame to be second at Beijing […]

13.08.2008

Men’s 77 kg: A man who stopped Chinese

Sa Jaeh-Youk (KOR) Li Hongli (CHN) Davtyan (ARM) Sa Jaeh-youk of Korea ended China’s six-for-six winning streak in after claiming a stunning gold medal.After snatch Li Hongli (CHN) led the field by 3 kg advantage ahead of Davtyan (ARM) and by 5 kg ahead of Sa (KOR). The clean and jerk had a totally differnt […]

13.08.2008
13.08.2008

women’s 69 kg press conference quotes:

Liu Chunghong (CHN), gold medallist:   “As for my future, it is very hard to say anything at the moment. I’d like to take a break because in the last few years I have been training very hard and I feel physically exhausted. Now I just want to see my parentsand spend some time with […]

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