Gold medal favorite: Caiyan Sun- China
Venue: Beihang University Gymnasium
China continues its stream of gold medals with Chen Yanqing winning the women’s 58kg weightlifting. She lifted a total of 244kg.
Marina Shainova from Russia won the bronze medal with a total weight lift of 227kg.
O Jong-ae of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea had the same total weight of 226kg as Wandee Kameaim [...]
China is set to dominate the weightlifting at the Beijing Olympics. Greece had 11 of its weightlifters banned for doping violations. Iran’s super-heavy weight Hossein Rezazadeh withdrew from the games.
“It is possible that some new faces will compete at the Beijing Olympics,” Chinese men’s coach Chen Wenbin told the Xinhua news agency.
World champion [...]
Hidilyn Diaz started training for weightlifting out of necessity in the Philippines. Her poor family had no running water, so she had to carry two five-gallon containers of water everyday for her family to drink and wash.
Diaz is just 17 years old and has been in Beijing since March preparing for the [...]