Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 16, 2000
Date Finished: September 16, 2000
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
Turkey’s [Halil Mutlu] had won the 1996 Olympic flyweight gold medal and came to Sydney as a heavy favorite, having won the last three World Championships. He broke the world record in both snatch and clean & jerk and, consequently, in the total to win his second gold medal with a world record of 305.0 kg. Mutlu, formerly Huben Hubenov in his birth nation of Bulgaria, would return in 2004 and win his third consecutive gold medal, again as a bantamweight. Behind him, China’s [Wu Wenxiong] and [Zhang Xiangxiang] won the silver and bronze medals, respectively. Initially, Bulgaria’s [Ivan Ivankov] appeared to place second but he was disqualified after testing positive for Lasix (furosemide), a powerful diuretic often used as a masking agent to enable athletes to evade doping positives.
|4||Wang Shin-Yuan||24||Chinese Taipei||TPE||285.0|
|6||Adrian Ioan Jigău||30||Romania||ROU||275.0|
|8||Yang Chin-Yi||19||Chinese Taipei||TPE||270.0|
|10||Hwang Gyu-Dong||24||South Korea||KOR||267.5|
|16||Thandava Murthy Muthu||25||India||IND||245.0|
|19||Gino Soupprayen Padiatty||27||Mauritius||MRI||210.0|
|20||Martinho de Araujo||27||Individual Olympic Athletes||IOA||157.5|
|AC||Manuel Minginfel||21||Federated States of Micronesia||FSM||DNF|