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Weightlifting at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's Middleweight

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall, Nikaia
Date Started: August 18, 2004
Date Finished: August 18, 2004
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: UKR Nataliya Skakun
Silver: BLR Anna Batyushko
Bronze: BLR Tatyana Stukalova

Summary

Ukrainian Nataliya Skakun was the 2003 World Champion and was expected to fight out the gold against Belarussian Anna Batyushko, bronze medalist behind Skakun at the 2003 Worlds. China’s Liu Xia, the world record holder, 2003 World runner-up, and 2002 World Champion, would have been a contender but because nations could only enter four women in the seven weightlifting classes, they elected to skip this class, which had only nine competitors. In Liu’s absence Skakun and Batyushko were well ahead of the other seven lifters. Batyushko opened with a world record 115.0 kg in the snatch, giving her a 7.5 kg lead on Skakun, but Skakun came back with 135.0 kg in the clean & jerk. They tied on total with 242.5 kg, but Skakun won the gold medal on lower bodyweight. Bronze went to Batyushko’s teammate Tatyana Stukalova.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Nataliya Skakun 23 Ukraine UKR Gold 242.5 =OR
2 Anna Batyushko 22 Belarus BLR Silver 242.5 =OR
3 Tatyana Stukalova 28 Belarus BLR Bronze 222.5
4 Hayet Sassi 21 Tunisia TUN 215.0
5 Kim Su-Gyeong 19 South Korea KOR 215.0
6 Nguyễn Thị Thiết 19 Vietnam VIE 205.0
7 Leila Françoise Lassouani 27 Algeria ALG 200.0
AC Anastasia Tsakiri 25 Greece GRE DNF
AC Karnam Malleswari 29 India IND DNF