China set to dominate weightlifting at the Beijing Olympics

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 Zhang Guozeng is certainly favorite for a medal. Eko Irawan from Indonesia has passed China’s number one Li Zheng.

Light heavyweight Andrey Rybakov, is also a favorite for a medal. Other favorites include: heavy weight Andrey Aramnov, Russian middle-heavyweight Roman Konstantinov.

In the women’s Qiu Hongmei of China is favorite in the 58kg division.

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Posted by Mike 11 years ago

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