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Weightlifting at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Flyweight

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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.

Gold: CHN Chen Xiexia
Silver: TUR Sibel Özkan
Bronze: TPE Chen Wei-Ling

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K S CJ
1 Chen Xiexia 25 China CHN Gold 212.0 95.0 117.0
2 Sibel Özkan 20 Turkey TUR Silver 199.0 88.0 111.0
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
5 Pensiri Laosirikul 24 Thailand THA 195.0 85.0 110.0
6 Hiromi Miyake 22 Japan JPN 185.0 80.0 105.0
7 Mélanie Noël-Bardis 22 France FRA 177.0 80.0 97.0
8 Misaki Oshiro 24 Japan JPN 172.0 80.0 92.0
9 Marzena Karpińska 20 Poland POL 171.0 79.0 92.0
10 Marilou Dozios-Prévost 22 Canada CAN 166.0 76.0 90.0
11 Karla Moreno 20 Nicaragua NCA 150.0 65.0 85.0
AC Nurcan Taylan 24 Turkey TUR NVL DNF
AC Pramsiri Bunphithak 24 Thailand THA NVL DNF
AC Genny Pagliaro 19 Italy ITA NVL DNF