Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 20, 2000
Date Finished: September 20, 2000
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
|Gold:||María Isabel Urrutia|
Colombian [María Isabel Urrutia] had competed at the 1988 Olympics in athletics as a weight thrower. She entered the shot put and discus throw but not make the final in either event, although during her career she won 10 gold medals in the South American and Bolivarian Games. Urrutia later turned to weightlifting, winning eight World Championship medals before the Sydney Olympics, including golds in 1990 and 1994, although she had competed as a super-heavyweight in 1998-99. In Sydney there was a three-way tie for first on total with Urrutia, Nigeria’s [Ruth Ogbeifo], and Chinese Taipei’s [Kuo Yi-Hang] all lifting 245.0 kg. Urrutia weighed 73.28 kg to give her the gold medal, while Ogbeifo weighed 74.20 kg, which brought her silver over Kuo, who weighed 74.52 kg.
|1||María Isabel Urrutia||35||Colombia||COL||Gold||245.0||OR|
|3||Kuo Yi-Hang||25||Chinese Taipei||TPE||Bronze||245.0||OR|
|4||Kim Sun-Hui||23||South Korea||KOR||240.0|
|7||Cara Heads-Lane||23||United States||USA||222.5|
|8||Wanda Rijo||20||Dominican Republic||DOM||215.0|