Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 18, 2000
Date Finished: September 18, 2000
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
|Bronze:||Winarni Binti Slamet|
China’s Yang Xia had won gold at the 1998 Asian Games, but otherwise came to Sydney with little international experience. However, she broke the world record in both lifts and for the total to win the gold medal easily over Chinese Taipei’s Li Feng-Ying, who was the 1999 World Champion but was 12.5 kg in arrears in Sydney. Li had been born on mainland China, quite close to Yang actually, but married the national coach for Chinese Taipei and changed citizenship. Yang was a member of China’s Tujia ethnic minority that lives in the Wuling Mountains.
|2||Li Feng-Ying||25||Chinese Taipei||TPE||Silver||212.5|
|3||Winarni Binti Slamet||24||Indonesia||INA||Bronze||202.5|
|5||Win Swe Swe||22||Myanmar||MYA||195.0|
|6||Thing Baijan Sanamacha Chanu||22||India||IND||195.0|