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|