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Weightlifting at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight

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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.

Gold: BLR Andrey Aryamnov
Silver: RUS Dmitry Klokov
Bronze: RUS Dmitry Lapikov

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K S CJ
1 Andrey Aryamnov 20 Belarus BLR Gold 436.0 200.0 236.0
2 Dmitry Klokov 25 Russia RUS Silver 423.0 193.0 230.0
3 Dmitry Lapikov 26 Russia RUS Bronze 420.0 190.0 230.0
4 Marcin Dołęga 26 Poland POL 420.0 195.0 225.0
5 Bakhyt Akhmetov 29 Kazakhstan KAZ 415.0 190.0 225.0
6 Albert K'uzilovi 23 Georgia GEO 409.0 182.0 227.0
7 Sergey Istomin 22 Kazakhstan KAZ 406.0 181.0 225.0
8 Robert Dołęga 30 Poland POL 405.0 184.0 221.0
9 Nikos Kourtidis 22 Greece GRE 397.0 176.0 221.0
10 Mohsen Beiranvand 26 Iran IRI 390.0 180.0 210.0
11 Oleksiy Torokhtiy 22 Ukraine UKR 390.0 177.0 213.0
12 Ahed Joughili 23 Syria SYR 386.0 170.0 216.0
13 Abdelrahman El-Sayed 19 Egypt EGY 385.0 175.0 210.0
14 Bünyamin Sudaş 32 Turkey TUR 373.0 166.0 207.0
15 Libor Wälzer 32 Czech Republic CZE 350.0 163.0 187.0
16 Christian López 24 Guatemala GUA 336.0 150.0 186.0
17 Moreno Boer 30 Italy ITA 330.0 150.0 180.0
AC Ramūnas Vyšniauskas 31 Lithuania LTU 180.0 NVL DNF
AC Ihor Razoronov 38 Ukraine UKR [410.0] [187.0] [223.0] DQ (doping)