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Christian López

Full name: Christian Alberto López Bobadilla
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 105-132 kg
Born: March 30, 1984 in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Died: November 6, 2013 in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Country: GUA Guatemala
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

As a boy, Christian López was active in karate, soccer, and boxing, but he eventually settled into weightlifting as his sport of choice. In 2001, at the age of 17, he became a Pan American Youth Champion, but a wrist injury four years nearly derailed his career. He recovered in time to finish fifth in the heavyweight division of the 2007 Pan American Games and went on to compete in that category at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he finished 16th among 19 lifters. His greatest international success came at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games, where he won the snatch portion of the super-heavyweight competition and earned bronze overall in the tournament. Two years later he was back at the Olympics where, as a super-heavyweight, he improved slightly to 15th of 19 participants. He was working towards a degree in accounting, and still competing in international tournaments, when he died of a severe bout of pneumonia, just over a year after the London Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight Guatemala GUA 16
2012 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Men's Super-Heavyweight Guatemala GUA 15

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S CJ S/F
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Final Standings 16 336.0 150.0 186.0
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Snatch 17T 150.0
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Snatch Lift #1 AC 150.0 o
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Snatch Lift #2 AC 155.0 x
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Snatch Lift #3 AC 155.0 x
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Clean & Jerk 16 186.0
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 180.0 o
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 186.0 x
2008 Summer 24 Beijing Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 186.0 o

Men's Super-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank BW
2012 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Final Standings 15 387 139.15
2012 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Snatch 16 172
2012 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Snatch Lift 1 14 172 o
2012 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Snatch Lift 2 19 177 x
2012 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Snatch Lift 3 18 177 x
2012 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Clean & Jerk 14T 215
2012 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Clean & Jerk Lift 1 17 209 x
2012 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Clean & Jerk Lift 2 10 209 o
2012 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Guatemala GUA Clean & Jerk Lift 3 4T 215 o
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