Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall, Nikaia
Date Started: August 21, 2004
Date Finished: August 21, 2004
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
Defending champion Ding Meiyuan was also the 2003 World Champion but was left off the Chinese team in favor of world record holder Tang Gonghong. After the snatch Tang was in third place, trailing Korean Jang Mi-Ran and Poland’s Agata Wróbel by 7.5 kg. Tang then lifted a world record 185.0 kg in the clean & jerk, which gave her a world record total of 305.0 kg, and the gold medal. Jang easily won the silver medal over Wróbel, besting her by 12.5 kg in the clean & jerk. Seventh-place went to Ukrainian Olha Korobka, who weighed 156.19 kg, the heaviest woman to ever compete at the Olympics at the time. This record was broken in 2008 by Korobka herself, when she weighed in at 166.97 kg, and won a silver medal at Beijing. Jang would win the next three World titles in super-heavy and dominated the class to win the gold medal in 2008 at Beijing.
|2||Jang Mi-Ran||20||South Korea||KOR||Silver||302.5||OR|
|6||Cheryl Haworth||21||United States||USA||280.0|
|11||Reanna Maricha Solomon||22||Nauru||NRU||220.0|