Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 10, 2008
Date Finished: August 10, 2008
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
|Silver:||Hoàng Anh Tuấn|
[Long Qingquan] was only 18-years-old in 2008 and opened with a world junior record in the snatch with 132.0 kg. This put him into the lead, which he maintained with a clean & jerk of 160.0 kg, as he won the gold medal with a total of 292.0 kg, also a junior world record. There was no clear favorite in this class. North Korean [Cha Kum-Choi] had won the 2007 World Championships, but struggled in the snatch, lifting only 128.0 kg, and would eventually finish fifth. Silver went to [Hoàng Anh Tuấn], the first Olympic medal ever won by a Vietnamese man, and only the second ever for that nation, after [Trần Hiếu Ngân] had also won silver in the 2000 women’s taekwondo featherweight class. Indonesian bronze medalist [Eko Irawan] would move up in weight, and also win a bronze medal in 2012 as a featherweight.
|2||Hoàng Anh Tuấn||23||Vietnam||VIE||Silver||290.0||130.0||160.0|
|4||Yang Chin-Yi||27||Chinese Taipei||TPE||285.0||128.0||157.0|
|5||Cha Kum-Choi||21||North Korea||PRK||283.0||128.0||155.0|
|7||Wang Shin-Yuan||32||Chinese Taipei||TPE||265.0||115.0||150.0|
|AC||Ri Kyong-Sok||26||North Korea||PRK||NVL||DNF|