Weightlifting
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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VenueBeihang University Gymnasium
Dates9–19 August 2008
No. of events15
Competitors255 from 84 nations
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Weightlifting competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China were held from August 9 to August 19. Competitions were conducted at the Beihang University Gymnasium.

The medal records at the 2008 Games were heavily amended following re-analysis of competitors samples in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 26 lifters were disqualified as a result of these tests, including 16 medalists and four lifters who stood to inherit forfeited medals.

Events

The Men's 85kg competition on August 15.
The Men's 85kg competition on August 15.

15 sets of medals were awarded in the following events:

  • 56 kg Men
  • 62 kg Men
  • 69 kg Men
  • 77 kg Men
  • 85 kg Men
  • 94 kg Men
  • 105 kg Men
  • +105 kg Men
  • 48 kg Women
  • 53 kg Women
  • 58 kg Women
  • 63 kg Women
  • 69 kg Women
  • 75 kg Women
  • +75 kg Women

Qualification

Further information: Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Medalists

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
56 kg
details
Long Qingquan
 China
Hoàng Anh Tuấn
 Vietnam
Eko Yuli Irawan
 Indonesia
62 kg
details
Zhang Xiangxiang
 China
Diego Salazar
 Colombia
Triyatno
 Indonesia
69 kg[a]
details
Liao Hui
 China
Vencelas Dabaya
 France
Yordanis Borrero
 Cuba
77 kg
details
Sa Jae-hyouk
 South Korea
Li Hongli
 China
Gevorg Davtyan
 Armenia
85 kg[b]
details
Lu Yong
 China
Tigran Martirosyan
 Armenia
Jadier Valladares
 Cuba
94 kg[c]
details
Szymon Kołecki
 Poland
Arsen Kasabiev
 Georgia
Yoandry Hernández
 Cuba
105 kg[d]
details
Andrei Aramnau
 Belarus
Dmitry Klokov
 Russia
Marcin Dołęga
 Poland
+105 kg
details
Matthias Steiner
 Germany
Evgeny Chigishev
 Russia
Viktors Ščerbatihs
 Latvia

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg[e]
details
Chen Wei-ling
 Chinese Taipei
Im Jyoung-hwa
 South Korea
Pensiri Laosirikul
 Thailand
53 kg[g]
details
Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon
 Thailand
Yoon Jin-hee
 South Korea
Raema Lisa Rumbewas
 Indonesia
58 kg[h]
details
Chen Yanqing
 China
O Jong-ae
 North Korea
Wandee Kameaim
 Thailand
63 kg[i]
details
Pak Hyon-suk
 North Korea
Lu Ying-chi
 Chinese Taipei
Christine Girard
 Canada
69 kg[j]
details
Oxana Slivenko
 Russia
Leydi Solís
 Colombia
Abeer Abdelrahman
 Egypt
75 kg[k]
details
Alla Vazhenina
 Kazakhstan
Lydia Valentín
 Spain
Damaris Aguirre
 Mexico
+75 kg[l]
details
Jang Mi-ran
 South Korea
Ele Opeloge
 Samoa
Mariam Usman
 Nigeria

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)5106
2 South Korea (KOR)2204
3 Russia (RUS)1203
4 Chinese Taipei (TPE)1102
 North Korea (PRK)1102
6 Thailand (THA)1023
7 Poland (POL)1012
8 Belarus (BLR)1001
 Germany (GER)1001
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)1001
11 Colombia (COL)0202
12 Armenia (ARM)0112
13 France (FRA)0101
 Georgia (GEO)0101
 Samoa (SAM)0101
 Spain (ESP)0101
 Vietnam (VIE)0101
18 Cuba (CUB)0033
 Indonesia (INA)0033
20 Canada (CAN)0011
 Egypt (EGY)0011
 Latvia (LAT)0011
 Mexico (MEX)0011
 Nigeria (NGR)0011
Totals (24 entries)15151545

Participating nations

A total of 255 weightlifters from 84 nations competed at the Beijing Games:

References