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)|