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Weightlifting at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Super-Heavyweight

Weightlifting at the 2000 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


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.

Gold: CHN Ding Meiyuan
Silver: POL Agata Wróbel
Bronze: USA Cheryl Haworth


The favorites were China’s [Ding Meiyuan] and Poland’s [Agata Wróbel], who had been 1-2 at the 1999 World Championships. Wróbel 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 Wróbel lifting 162.5 kg, but Ding’s 165.0 kg brought her the gold medal with a world record total of 300.0 kg – 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.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsSnatchClean & Jerk

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Ding Meiyuan 20 China CHN Gold 300.0 WR
2 Agata Wróbel 19 Poland POL Silver 295.0 WR
3 Cheryl Haworth 17 United States USA Bronze 270.0
4 Carmenza Delgado 28 Colombia COL 260.0
5 Helen Idahosa 28 Nigeria NGR 250.0
6 Monique Riesterer 28 Germany GER 245.0
7 Mun Gyeong-Ae 21 South Korea KOR 245.0
8 Olivia Baker 21 New Zealand NZL 235.0
9 Melinda Szik 25 Hungary HUN 235.0
10 Sheeva Peo 23 Nauru NRU 220.0
AC Vita Rudenok 22 Ukraine UKR [115.0] DNF