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Weightlifting at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight

Weightlifting at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Riocentro - Pavilion 2, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 7, 2016
Date Finished: August 7, 2016
Format: Total of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: CHN Long Qingquan
Silver: PRK Om Yun-Chol
Bronze: THA Sinphet Kruaithong

Summary

Entering the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the three-time World champion (2013-15) and 2012 Olympic champion [Om Yun-Chol] of Korea, had won every major competition he entered since the London Games, where he pulled off the rare feat of winning gold while lifting in the “B” session. Meanwhile, in a career filled with ups and downs, the 2008 Olympic and 2009 World champion, China’s [Long Qingquan], missed London in 2012 when he lost the Olympic Trials to Wu Jingbiao, the 2010 World champion. Long also bombed out of the 2015 World Championships, leaving others to doubt his Olympic Games preparation.

But in Rio, Long led after the snatches, and finished with 137 kg to Om’s 134 kg. Then in the clean & jerk, Long then went 161 kg / 166 kg / 170 kg to seal victory, while Om made his third attempt at 169 kg (breaking his own Olympic record) after missing the weight on his second attempt. Long proved he was again on top of his game, when he set a world record total of 307 kg (beating [Halil Mutlu]’s 305 kg record from 2000), while Om managed a 303 kg total, and had to settle for silver, thus ending a remarkable international win streak.

The bronze medal was won by Thailand’s [Sinphet Kruaithong] who became the first Thai male weightlifter to win an Olympic medal. Sadly his grandmother, who was at home watching her grandson on television, collapsed and died celebrating this victory.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsSnatchClean & Jerk

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal Weight BW
1 Long Qingquan 25 China CHN Gold 307 55.68 WR
2 Om Yun-Chol 24 North Korea PRK Silver 303 55.57
3 Sinphet Kruaithong 20 Thailand THA Bronze 289 55.43
4 Arli Chontey 24 Kazakhstan KAZ 278 55.64
5 Trần Lê Quốc Toàn 27 Vietnam VIE 275 55.85
6 Habib de las Salas 29 Colombia COL 266 55.84
7 Mirco Scarantino 21 Italy ITA 264 55.91
8 Luís Alberto García 21 Dominican Republic DOM 263 55.56
9 Witoon Mingmoon 20 Thailand THA 261 55.67
10 Edgar Pineda 18 Guatemala GUA 251 56.00
11 Hiroaki Takao 24 Japan JPN 249 55.90
12 Tan Chi-Chung 26 Chinese Taipei TPE 248 55.89
13 Manueli Tulo 26 Fiji FIJ 242 55.81
14 Tom Goegebuer 41 Belgium BEL 241 55.74
15 Elson Brechtefeld 22 Nauru NRU 223 55.62
AC Nestor Colonia 24 Philippines PHI 55.11 DNF
AC Thạch Kim Tuấn 22 Vietnam VIE 55.55 DNF
AC Josué Brachi 23 Spain ESP 55.67 DNF
AC Ösökhbayaryn Chagnaadorj 19 Mongolia MGL [55.65] DQ