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Weightlifting at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Flyweight

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 17, 2000
Date Finished: September 17, 2000
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: USA Tara Nott-Cunningham
Silver: INA Raema Lisa Rumbewas
Bronze: INA Sri Indriyani

Summary

The 1999 World Champion was Bulgarian Donka Mincheva but she was only one month out from an appendectomy. She competed but failed to complete a lift and was eliminated. The world record holder was Liu Xiuhua of China but because nation’s could only enter lifters in four women’s classes, the Chinese elected not to enter Liu in this class. Without them, Mincheva’s teammate, Izabela Dragneva, posted the best total, lifting 190.0 kg to seemingly win the gold medal, but she then tested positive for Lasix (furosemide), a powerful diuretic used by athletes as a masking agent to help them pass drug tests. With those three out, the gold medal came down to American [Tara Nott] and Indonesian Raema Lisa Rumbewas, who tied on total with 185.0 kg, but Nott won the gold medal based on lower bodyweight. Rumbewas would move up in weight and win another silver medal at Athinai as a featherweight. Nott also competed at the 2004 Olympics, placing 10th in this class.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Tara Nott-Cunningham 28 United States USA Gold 185.0 OR
2 Raema Lisa Rumbewas 19 Indonesia INA Silver 185.0 OR
3 Sri Indriyani 21 Indonesia INA Bronze 182.5
4 Win Kay Thi 21 Myanmar MYA 180.0
5 Robin Goad 30 United States USA 177.5
6 Kaori Niyanagi 22 Japan JPN 175.0
7 Eva Giganti 24 Italy ITA 170.0
8 Sabrina Richard 23 France FRA 157.5
9 Maria Elisabete Jorge 43 Brazil BRA 135.0
10 Dika Toua 16 Papua New Guinea PNG 117.5
AC Izabela Dragneva 28 Bulgaria BUL [190.0] DQ
AC Donka Mincheva 27 Bulgaria BUL DNF