Weightlifting

Matthias Steiner wins world strongest man title

Matthias Steiner from Germany has won the gold medal in the men’s 105kg plus weightlifting competition at the Beijing Olympics.
Russia’s Evgeny Chigishev won the silver medal and Viktors Scerbatihs from Latvia won the bronze.

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Ilya Ilin from Kazakhstan has won the gold medal in the men’s 94kg weightlifting. Ilin won Kazakhstan’s first gold medal at the Beijing Olympics and Kazakstan’s first gold medal in weightlifting at an Olympic games.
Szymon Kolecki from Poland won the silver medal and Khadzhimurat Akkaev from Russia won the bronze.

Jang Mi-ra from the Republic of Korea has broken three world record to win gold in the women’s weightlifting over 75kg division.
She had a winning total of 326kg, 46kg ahead of silver medalist Okha Korobka of Ukraine.
Mariya Grabovetskaya of Kazakhstan won the bronze medal.

China’s Lu Yong won the gold medal in the 85kg men’s weightlifting at the Beijing Olympics.
Andrei Rybakou from Belarus lifted the same weight as Lu Yong, but since Long’s body weight was lower, he won the gold medal.
Armenia’s Tigran Varban Martirosyan won the bronze medal.

Sa Jaehyouk from South Korea has won the gold medal in the men’s 77kg weightlifting. Li Hongli from China won the silver medal for China.
Gevorg Davtyan of Armenia took the bronze.

Hungarian weightlifter Janos Baranyai dislocated his elbow while trying to snatch 148kg in the men’s 77kg Olympic competition.
“He injured his elbow, it’s a dislocation. He’ll be alright but it’s just an ugly thing,” said Sam Coffa, president of the jury at the competition and first vice-president of the international weightlifting federation.
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Pak Hyon-suk from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) has won the country’s first gold medal in the women’s 63kg weightlifting at the Beijing Olympics.
Irina Nekrassova from Kazakhstan won the silver medal and Ying-Chi Lu from Chinese Taipei won the bronze medal.