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Weightlifting at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Featherweight

Weightlifting at the 2000 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

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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.

Gold: CHN Yang Xia
Silver: TPE Li Feng-Ying
Bronze: INA Winarni Binti Slamet

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Yang Xia 22 China CHN Gold 225.0 WR
2 Li Feng-Ying 25 Chinese Taipei TPE Silver 212.5
3 Winarni Binti Slamet 24 Indonesia INA Bronze 202.5
4 Franca Gbodo 18 Nigeria NGR 195.0
5 Win Swe Swe 22 Myanmar MYA 195.0
6 Thing Baijan Sanamacha Chanu 22 India IND 195.0
7 Mari Nakaga 24 Japan JPN 182.5
8 Marioara Munteanu 22 Romania ROU 180.0
9 Karla Fernández 23 Venezuela VEN 175.0
10 Təranə Abbasova 33 Azerbaijan AZE 165.0