Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 18, 2008
Date Finished: August 18, 2008
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
This class looked like a Soviet Union national competition, as seven of the original eight finishers came from former Soviet Republics. The favorite was Belarussian [Andrey Aryamnov] who had won the 2007 World Championships. He won easily, breaking world records in the snatch, clean & jerk, and total. Russia won the silver and bronze medal, with [Dmitry Klokov] taking silver and [Dmitry Lapikov] the bronze. Ukrainian [Ihor Razoronov] originally placed sixth, but was disqualified when his doping test came back positive for nandrolone, an anabolic steroid. Of the original top nine, the only non-Soviet Republic lifters were Poland’s [Marcin Dołęga], who placed fourth, and his brother, [Robert Dołęga], who placed eighth after the Razoronov disqualification.
|15||Libor Wälzer||32||Czech Republic||CZE||350.0||163.0||187.0|
|AC||Ihor Razoronov||38||Ukraine||UKR||[410.0]||[187.0]||[223.0]||DQ (doping)|