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Weightlifting at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 11, 2008
Date Finished: August 12, 2008
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: CHN Liao Hui
Silver: FRA Vencelas Dabaya
Bronze: ARM Tigran G. Martirosyan

Summary

There was no definite favorite in this class. The 2004 Olympic featherweight gold medalist, Shi Zhiyong, snatched 152.0 kg but injured himself during the clean & jerk and did not finish. The Athinai silver medalist, Korean Lee Bae-Yeong, had lifted 155.0 kg in the snatch but tore a calf muscle in the clean & jerk and also did not finish. The 2007 World Champion and defending gold medalist was China’s Zhang Guozheng, but he was beaten out for a spot on the Chinese team by Liao Hui. Liao had the best lifts in both snatch and clean & jerk to win the gold medal. His margin was 10 kg over France’s Vencelas Dabaya and Armenia’s World Junior Champion Tigran G. Martirosyan. Dabaya and Martirosyan tied at 338.0 kg, with silver going to Dabaya on lower bodyweight.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal S K CJ
1 Liao Hui 20 China CHN Gold 158.0 348.0 190.0
2 Vencelas Dabaya 27 France FRA Silver 151.0 338.0 187.0
3 Tigran G. Martirosyan 20 Armenia ARM Bronze 153.0 338.0 185.0
4 Yordanis Borrero 30 Cuba CUB 148.0 328.0 180.0
5 Turan Mirzəyev 28 Azerbaijan AZE 146.0 327.0 181.0
6 Kim Chol-Jin 29 North Korea PRK 146.0 326.0 180.0
7 Əfqan Bayramov 24 Azerbaijan AZE 145.0 320.0 175.0
8 Sitthisak Suphalak 24 Thailand THA 147.0 318.0 171.0
9 Alexandru Dudoglo 19 Moldova MDA 145.0 317.0 172.0
10 Yoshito Shintani 26 Japan JPN 135.0 310.0 175.0
11 Tarek Yahia 21 Egypt EGY 138.0 310.0 172.0
12 Edi Kurniawan 20 Indonesia INA 135.0 307.0 172.0
13 Israel José Rubio 27 Venezuela VEN 139.0 306.0 167.0
14 Artyom Shaloyan 32 Germany GER 135.0 300.0 165.0
15 Luis Pineda 20 Colombia COL 132.0 299.0 167.0
16 Chinthana Vidanage 26 Sri Lanka SRI 128.0 293.0 165.0
17 Francis Luna-Grenier 21 Canada CAN 131.0 293.0 162.0
18 Wellison Silva 24 Brazil BRA 135.0 290.0 155.0
19 Răzvan Martin 16 Romania ROU 130.0 288.0 158.0
20 Dimitris Minasidis 19 Cyprus CYP 128.0 283.0 155.0
21 Mark Spooner 23 New Zealand NZL 123.0 281.0 158.0
22 Kamal Adhikari 31 Nepal NEP 114.0 268.0 154.0
23 Logona Esau 21 Tuvalu TUV 110.0 254.0 144.0
24 Nizom Sangov 25 Tajikistan TJK 115.0 250.0 135.0
AC Shi Zhiyong 28 China CHN 152.0 NVL DNF
AC Alexandru Roşu 21 Romania ROU 136.0 NVL DNF
AC Giorgio De Luca 24 Italy ITA 131.0 NVL DNF
AC Gert Trasha 20 Albania ALB NVL DNF
AC Edwin Mosquera 23 Colombia COL NVL DNF
AC Lee Bae-Yeong 28 South Korea KOR 155.0 NVL DNF