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Weightlifting at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games was held from 6 to 16 August at Riocentro.

Medal TableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China China 5 2 0 7
2 Thailand Thailand 2 1 1 4
3 Iran Iran 2 0 0 2
4 North Korea North Korea 1 3 0 4
5 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 1 1 4 6
6 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 1 0 1 2
Colombia Colombia 1 0 1 2
Georgia Georgia 1 0 1 2
9 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 0 0 1
10 Armenia Armenia 0 2 0 2
Belarus Belarus 0 2 0 2
Indonesia Indonesia 0 2 0 2
13 Philippines Philippines 0 1 0 1
Turkey Turkey 0 1 0 1
15 Egypt Egypt 0 0 2 2
16 Japan Japan 0 0 1 1
Lithuania Lithuania 0 0 1 1
South Korea South Korea 0 0 1 1
Spain Spain 0 0 1 1
USA United States 0 0 1 1

MedalistsEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
56 kg Long Qingquan
China
Om Yun-chol
North Korea
Sinphet Kruaithong
Thailand
62 kg Óscar Figueroa
Colombia
Eko Irawan
Indonesia
Farkhad Kharki
Kazakhstan
69 kg Shi Zhiyong
China
Daniyar İsmayilov
Turkey
Luís Javier Mosquera
Colombia
77 kg Najit Rahimov
Kazakhstan
Lü Xiaojun
China
Mohamed Ihab
Egypt
85 kg Kianoush Rostami
Iran
Tian Tao
China
Denis Ulanov
Kazakhstan
94 kg Sohrab Moradi
Iran
Vadzim Streltsov
Belarus
Aurimas Didžbalis
Lithuania
105 kg Ruslan Nurudinov
Uzbekistan
Simon Martirosyan
Armenia
Aleksandr Zaychikov
Kazakhstan
105+ kg Lasha Talakhadze
Georgia
Gor Minasyan
Armenia
Irakli Turmanidze
Georgia

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
48 kg Sopita Tanasan
Thailand
Sri Wahyuni Agustiani
Indonesia
Hiromi Miyake
Japan
53 kg Hsu Shu-ching
Chinese Taipei
Hidilyn Diaz
Philippines
Yoon Jin-hee
South Korea
58 kg Sukanya Srisurat
Thailand
Pimsiri Sirikaew
Thailand
Kuo Hsing-chun
Chinese Taipei
63 kg Deng Wei
China
Choe Hyo-sim
North Korea
Karina Goricheva
Kazakhstan
69 kg Xiang Yanmei
China
Zhazira Zhapparkul
Kazakhstan
Sara Ahmed
Egypt
75 kg Rim Jong-sim
North Korea
Darya Naumava
Belarus
Lidia Valentín
Spain
75+ kg Meng Suping
China
Kim Kuk-hyang
North Korea
Sarah Robles
USA

StatisticsEdit

  • There were 255 total athletes from 92 countries.
  • Fatima Hirech was the youngest participant with 15 years and 357 days.
  • Tom Goegebuer was the oldest participant with 41 years and 133 days.
  • 7 participants were chosen to be a flag bearer at the opening ceremony.
  • 2 nations (Bulgaria and Russia) were banned from participating.
  • 5 world records and 4 Olympic records were broken.
  • 2 medal winners were disqualified after testing positive for doping.
  • Kazakhstan won 6 medals, more than in any other sport.
  • Thailand and North Korea won 4 medals, more than in any other sport.
  • Chinese Taipei, Turkey and Indonesia won 2 medals, more than in any other sport.
  • The Philippines won their only medal.
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