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13.08.2008

Women’s 69 kg: Liu Chunhong (CHN) crowned by five new world records

Davidova UKR Liu CHN Slivenko RUS It was clear very soon who the winner will be in this category. Liu was not gentle enough to leave any chance for the others.She had an unbelievable performance by snatching 125 kg and 128 kg world record. Her record breaking happiness continued in clear and jerk. Liu’s dominance […]

13.08.2008

IWF Communication

COMMUNICATION Answering different inquiries, we wish to state that the reason why Casey BURGENER (USA) is not participating in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Weightlifting competitions is that the USA (USOC/USA Weightlifting) did not enter him to the Games within the quota of two men obtained in qualification. Having said this, we just wish to highlight […]

13.08.2008
13.08.2008

women 69 kg: The day of a great dual

Oxana Slivenko (RUS) Liu Chunhong (CHN) Choosing a favourite from Liu Chunhong (CHN), 2004 Olympic gold medallist, 2005 World Champion and Oxana Slivenko (RUS), 2006 and 2007 World Champion, current World record holder is very difficult. The two are matched in both age and power.These two prominent athletes will decide who the real quenn is […]

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 […]

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