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.
Chen Xiaomin (CHN) had been World Champion in 1993, 1995, and 1996, but was then disqualified for doping in 1997 and sat out two years. She returned at Sydney and moved up in class to middleweight, which was enough to scare off most of the competition, as only nine women entered the division. Chen opened with a world record of 112.5 kg in the snatch and won the gold medal easily over Russian Valentina Popova, with Greece’s Ioanna Khatziioannou taking the bronze medal.
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