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Weightlifting at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's Super-Heavyweight

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall, Nikaia
Date Started: August 21, 2004
Date Finished: August 21, 2004
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: CHN Tang Gonghong
Silver: KOR Jang Mi-Ran
Bronze: POL Agata Wróbel


Defending champion [Ding Meiyuan] was also the 2003 World Champion but was left off the Chinese team in favor of world record holder [Tang Gonghong]. After the snatch Tang was in third place, trailing Korean [Jang Mi-Ran] and Poland’s [Agata Wróbel] by 7.5 kg. Tang then lifted a world record 185.0 kg in the clean & jerk, which gave her a world record total of 305.0 kg, and the gold medal. Jang easily won the silver medal over Wróbel, besting her by 12.5 kg in the clean & jerk. Seventh-place went to Ukrainian [Olha Korobka], who weighed 156.19 kg, the heaviest woman to ever compete at the Olympics at the time. This record was broken in 2008 by Korobka herself, when she weighed in at 166.97 kg, and won a silver medal at Beijing. Jang would win the next three World titles in super-heavy and dominated the class to win the gold medal in 2008 at Beijing.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsSnatchClean & Jerk

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Tang Gonghong 25 China CHN Gold 305.0 WR
2 Jang Mi-Ran 20 South Korea KOR Silver 302.5 OR
3 Agata Wróbel 22 Poland POL Bronze 290.0
4 Viktória Varga 23 Hungary HUN 282.5
5 Viktoriya Shaimardanova 30 Ukraine UKR 280.0
6 Cheryl Haworth 21 United States USA 280.0
7 Olha Korobka 18 Ukraine UKR 280.0
8 Vasiliki Kasapi 21 Greece GRE 277.5
9 Carmenza Delgado 32 Colombia COL 270.0
10 Manuela Rejas 25 Peru PER 220.0
11 Reanna Maricha Solomon 22 Nauru NRU 220.0
12 Ivy Shaw 27 Fiji FIJ 185.0