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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 […]

11.08.2008

Tragic death of Olympic Champion Anatoly KHRAPATY

The Weightlifting and the Olympic Family were saddened to learn about the tragic death of Olympic Champion Anatoly KHRAPATY, Kazakhstan,former member of the Soviet squad. Champion in 1988 Seouol and silver medallist in 1996, multiple world champion and world record holder, Khrapaty was an emblematic figure of Kazakh weightlifting, nicknamed also the “Siberian Tiger”. He […]

11.08.2008

First gold could make Chen a millionaire

According to one recent report, Chen Xiexia, who won China’s first gold medal in Beijing, will receive as much as 10 million yuan for the feat. A variety of sources is sure to make her China’s next millionaire. The General Administration of Sports of China will award each Chinese gold medallist 250000 yuan (36447 US […]

11.08.2008

Preview men’s 62 kg Double Delight for China tonight?

Zhang Xiangxiang /CHN/ Im Yong Su /PRK/2007 Thailand Figueroa /COL/2007 Thailand Zhang Xiangxiang /CHN/ leads the category ahead of last year’s WC silver medallist Im Yong Su /PRK/ and Pan American Champion Figueroa /COL/. Zhang moved up from 56 kg, where he won bronze medal at the Sydney Games in 2000. He achieved his bet […]

11.08.2008

Preview women’s 58 kg Chen /CHN/ aims for double gold first

Chen Yanqing, the Olympic title holder aims to become the first woman to win two gold medals in weightlifting.She holds the world record in snatch /111 kg/ and total /251 kg/ placing her ahead of her rivals. She already won her first world championships title in 1999.   The competition for silver and bronze medals […]

11.08.2008

Men’s 56 kg Press conference quotes

Long Qingquan /CHN/, gold medallist: “I deserve to win the gold medal because I have worked very hard. I expected it in a way, but I am surprised at the same time. Since I was given the chance I wanted to cherish and win. I regret not being successful at my last clean and jerk […]

10.08.2008

Men’s 56 kg new Mutlu on the scene?

Seventeen-year-old Chinese Long Qingquan became the new Olympic champion of 56 kilogram class after lifting a total of 292kg.The top favourite, last year’s world Champion Cha Kum Chol of DPRK, missed his first two attempts in the snatch trying to lift 128kg. He finally succeeded, but already trailed behind Eko Yuli Irawan of Indonesia who […]

10.08.2008

PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES WOMEN’S 53 KG.

Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon /THA/, Gold medallist: “Last year I failed in clean and jerk at the WC, but I tried to practice and improve very hard. My goal was the Olympic gold and not the world record in clean and jerk. I am not unhappy because of the failed attempt. I am very happy achieving my […]

10.08.2008
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
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