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.
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.
|3||O Jong-Ae||24||North Korea||PRK||Bronze||226.0||95.0||131.0|
|9||Geralee Vega||22||Puerto Rico||PUR||202.0||90.0||112.0|
|12||Wendy Hale||20||Solomon Islands||SOL||173.0||78.0||95.0|