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Weightlifting at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Light-Heavyweight

Weightlifting at the 2000 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 19, 2000
Date Finished: September 19, 2000
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: CHN Lin Weining
Silver: HUN Erzsébet Márkus-Peresztegi
Bronze: IND Karnam Malleswari
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Chinese lifters had won the World Championships in 1997-99, but it was three different lifters, and China rolled out another one in Sydney, bringing in Lin Weining, but it didn’t matter, as Lin still won the gold medal. She tied on total lift with 242.5 kg with Erzsébet Márkus-Peresztegi of Hungary, bronze medalist at the 1999 Worlds, but Márkus-Peresztegi was heavier, dropping her to the silver medal. Bronze went to Karnam Malleswari, the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Lin Weining 21 China CHN Gold 242.5 OR
2 Erzsébet Márkus-Peresztegi 31 Hungary HUN Silver 242.5 OR
3 Karnam Malleswari 25 India IND Bronze 240.0
4 Milena Trendafilova 30 Bulgaria BUL 232.5
5 Daniela Kerkelova 30 Bulgaria BUL 232.5
6 Irina Kasimova 29 Russia RUS 230.0
7 Pawina Thongsuk 21 Thailand THA 225.0
8 Beata Prei 22 Poland POL 225.0
9 Michelle Kettner 27 Australia AUS 222.5
10 Apinya Pharksupho 23 Thailand THA 222.5
11 Maria Tatsi 29 Greece GRE 220.0
12 Eva Dimas 27 El Salvador ESA 202.5
13 Ruth Rivera 22 Puerto Rico PUR 187.5
14 Valerie Pedro 26 Palau PLW 160.0
AC Nagwan El-Zawawi 24 Egypt EGY [92.5] DNF