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Weightlifting at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's Flyweight

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall, Nikaia
Date Started: August 14, 2004
Date Finished: August 14, 2004
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: TUR Nurcan Taylan
Silver: CHN Li Zhuo
Bronze: THA Arlee Wiratthaworn


China’s Wang Mingjuan was the 2002-03 World Champion and the world record holder but she was bypassed for the 2004 team by [Li Zhao], who immediately became the favorite. However, the lead after the snatch was taken by Turkey’s [Nurcan Taylan], the 2004 European Champion, who broke the world record with a lift of 95.0 kg, followed by another world record of 97.5 kg. When Taylan cleaned & jerked 112.5 kg, Li was forced to try 120.0 kg in the clean & jerk but missed badly on two attempts, giving the gold medal to Taylan. Taylan became the first Turkish woman to win a gold medal, which brought her a $273,000 reward from the state and a phone call from the Turkish President. Fourth-place was initially given to Myanmar’s [Nan Aye Khine] but she ran afoul of the doping tests.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Nurcan Taylan 20 Turkey TUR Gold 210.0 WR
2 Li Zhuo 22 China CHN Silver 205.0
3 Arlee Wiratthaworn 24 Thailand THA Bronze 200.0
4 Namecrakpam Kunjarani Devi 36 India IND 190.0
5 Izabela Dragneva 32 Bulgaria BUL 187.5
6 Chen Han-Tung 23 Chinese Taipei TPE 182.5
7 Blessed Udoh 19 Nigeria NGR 180.0
8 Choe Un-Sim 22 North Korea PRK 177.5
9 Hiromi Miyake 18 Japan JPN 175.0
10 Tara Nott-Cunningham 32 United States USA 172.5
11 Chen Wei-Ling 22 Chinese Taipei TPE 170.0
12 Gema Peris 21 Spain ESP 167.5
13 Enga Mohamed 19 Egypt EGY 165.0
AC Rosmainar 28 Indonesia INA DNF
AC Nan Aye Khine 27 Myanmar MYA [190.0] DQ