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.
Thailand’s Junpim Kuntatean had won a silver medal at the 2005 World Championships and at the 2006 Asian Games. She then visited a fortune teller who told her she could win an Olympic gold medal if she would change her name. Unfortunately for the world’s media, she chose the name [Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon], which meant “Good Girl Prosperous” in Thai. In Beijing she tied for the lead in the snatch with Belarussian [Anastasiya Novikova], but Jaroenrattanatarakoon won the gold medal with her first clean & jerk of 120.0 kg, but then lifted 126.0 kg. Novikova lost the silver medal to Korean [Yoon Jin-Hee] based on lower bodyweight.
|2||Yoon Jin-Hee||22||South Korea||KOR||Silver||213.0||94.0||119.0|
|4||Raema Lisa Rumbewas||27||Indonesia||INA||206.0||91.0||115.0|
|5||Yudelquis Contreras||22||Dominican Republic||DOM||204.0||93.0||111.0|
|6||Melanie Roach||33||United States||USA||193.0||83.0||110.0|
|8||Dika Toua||24||Papua New Guinea||PNG||184.0||80.0||104.0|