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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
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 […]

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