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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 […]

17.08.2008
17.08.2008
17.08.2008

85 countries on spot

85 countries’ athletes take part at the Games as Indian lifter, Ms. Laishram Monika Devi (69kg) was withdrawn from the competition by the Indian Olympic Association. Mubarak Musoke Kivumbi (56kg) from Uganda could not participate as he could not make his bodyweight at the weigh-in. Jaber Saeed Salem (+105kg) will miss the Games as well because of an […]

16.08.2008

Men’s 94 kg: An opened field

Szymon Kolecki (POL) Roman Konstantinov (RUS) Out of the six medalists who won in the last two Olympic Games, only the silver winners, Szymon Kolecki (POL) and Khadzhimurat Akkaev (RUS), are participating in this year’s competition. Kolecki also clinched third place in the 2007 WC held in Chiangmai, and second place in the 2006 WC […]

16.08.2008

Jang’s impressive performance resulted five new world records.

Jang Miran (KOR) was absolutely unsatisfied with the fact her name was not mentioned on any type of record list before the last competiton started in +75 kg class. She really had a stong desire to rewrite the record lists and really showed top form setting up five new world and seven Olympic records at […]

16.08.2008

Women’s +75 kg press conference quotes:

Jang Miran (KOR), gold medallist: “At the moment that I won the gold I felt so happy, because not everyone can win a gold medal. I think of it as a gift from God. I want to thank my parents, my coach, and the crowd today, because every time I came to the platform, the […]

16.08.2008

Women’s +75 kg: a real one woman show

Jang Miran (KOR) was the silver medalist in Athens and from that time on the most outstanding lifter in this class. This time she didn’t let any lifter come close to her performance. Finally she set a new world record of 140kg for the snatch, then went on to set a new world record of […]

16.08.2008

Women’s 75 kg: The strongest woman on the Earth emerges tonight

A dream for all, competiton without Chinese rival will come to live in women’s +75 kg class. The dominant figure of this field is Jang Mi ran (KOR)has been undeafeted at world championships since winning the second place athe Athens Games in 2004. her winning total has increased from 300 kg to 319 kg. Realistically, the […]

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