Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 9, 2008
Date Finished: August 9, 2008
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
Such was the Chinese dominance in this class that they had won the last three World Championships, but it was by three different lifters. Chen Xiexia was the champion in 2007, also winning the Asian Games that year, and came to Beijing as the heavy favorite. She dominated the class, as her starting lifts in both the snatch (90.0 kg) and clean & jerk (113.0 kg) were heavier than anything the other lifters managed during the competition. The defending champion, Turkey’s Nurcan Taylan, competed in Beijing but missed all three attempts in the snatch and was eliminated. She kissed the discs on the left side of her barbell as she left the lifting platform.
|3||Chen Wei-Ling||26||Chinese Taipei||TPE||Bronze||196.0||84.0||112.0|
|4||Im Jeong-Hwa||22||South Korea||KOR||196.0||86.0||110.0|