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Weightlifting at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Lightweight

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 11, 2008
Date Finished: August 11, 2008
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: CHN Chen Yanqing
Silver: RUS Marina Shainova
Bronze: PRK O Jong-Ae

Summary

China’s Chen Yanqing was the defending champion and the world record holder and came in as the clear favorite. She had little difficulty winning her second gold medal, recording the best lift in both the snatch and the clean & jerk, and winning by 17.0 kg. Russia’s Marina Shainova, silver medalist at the 2007 World Championships and bronze medalist in 2005, placed second in 2008, 1 kg ahead of North Korean O Jong-Ae. O tied on total with Thailand’s Wandee Kameaim, but won the bronze medal based on lower bodyweight.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K S CJ
1 Chen Yanqing 29 China CHN Gold 244.0 106.0 138.0
2 Marina Shainova 22 Russia RUS Silver 227.0 98.0 129.0
3 O Jong-Ae 24 North Korea PRK Bronze 226.0 95.0 131.0
4 Wandee Kameaim 30 Thailand THA 226.0 98.0 128.0
5 Alexandra Escobar 28 Ecuador ECU 223.0 99.0 124.0
6 Romela Begaj 21 Albania ALB 216.0 98.0 118.0
7 Aleksandra Klejnowska 25 Poland POL 215.0 95.0 120.0
8 Roxana Cocoş 19 Romania ROU 204.0 89.0 115.0
9 Geralee Vega 22 Puerto Rico PUR 202.0 90.0 112.0
10 Marieta Gotfryd 27 Poland POL 200.0 90.0 110.0
11 Hidilyn Diaz 17 Philippines PHI 192.0 85.0 107.0
12 Wendy Hale 20 Solomon Islands SOL 173.0 78.0 95.0