Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 22, 2000
Date Finished: September 22, 2000
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
The favorites were Chinaâs [Ding Meiyuan] and Polandâs [Agata WrÃ³bel], who had been 1-2 at the 1999 World Championships. WrÃ³bel broke her own snatch world record with 132.5 kg but Ding bettered that with 135.0 kg to take the lead. Both also broke the world record in the clean & jerk, with WrÃ³bel lifting 162.5 kg, but Dingâs 165.0 kg brought her the gold medal with a world record total of 300.0 kg â the first woman to lift 300 kg total. Bronze went to American [Cheryl Haworth] who weighed 139.38 kg, the heaviest woman in the competition and the second heaviest female Olympian to that date, after Polish judoka [Beata Maksymowa], who weighed 145 kg in 2000.
|3||Cheryl Haworth||17||United States||USA||Bronze||270.0|
|7||Mun Gyeong-Ae||21||South Korea||KOR||245.0|
|8||Olivia Baker||21||New Zealand||NZL||235.0|