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Weightlifting at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Featherweight

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Events:

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.

Gold: THA Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon
Silver: KOR Yoon Jin-Hee
Bronze: BLR Anastasiya Novikova

Summary

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.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsSnatchClean & Jerk

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K S CJ
1 Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon 24 Thailand THA Gold 221.0 95.0 126.0
2 Yoon Jin-Hee 22 South Korea KOR Silver 213.0 94.0 119.0
3 Anastasiya Novikova 26 Belarus BLR Bronze 213.0 95.0 118.0
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
7 Julia Rohde 19 Germany GER 185.0 82.0 103.0
8 Dika Toua 24 Papua New Guinea PNG 184.0 80.0 104.0
9 Judith Chacón 22 Venezuela VEN 181.0 80.0 101.0