Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 85 kg

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The men's 85 kg weightlifting event was the fifth men's event at the weightlifting competition, limiting competitors to a maximum of 85 kilograms of body mass. The whole competition took place on August 15, but was divided in two parts due to the number of competitors. Group B weightlifters competed at 10:00, and Group A, at 19:00. This event was the seventh Weightlifting event to conclude.

Each lifter performed in both the snatch and clean and jerk lifts, with the final score being the sum of the lifter's best result in each. The athlete received three attempts in each of the two lifts; the score for the lift was the heaviest weight successfully lifted.

The results for this event were unusual in that Andrei Rybakou of Belarus set a world record but failed to win the gold medal when Lu Yong of China tied his record but weighed in with slightly lower body weight. According to weightlifting tie-breaking rules, the lighter lifter wins a tie; however, according to record rules, only the earliest lifter's mark counts.

Men's 85 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beihang University Gymnasium
Date 15 August
Competitors 21 from 19 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lu Yong  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tigran Martirosyan  Armenia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jadier Valladares  Cuba

Schedule

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+08:00)

Date Time Event
15 August 2008 10:00 Group B
19:00 Group A

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World Record Snatch  Andrei Rybakou (BLR) 187 kg Chiang Mai, Thailand 22 September 2007
Clean & Jerk  Zhang Yong (CHN) 218 kg Ramat Gan, Israel 25 April 1998
Total  Andrei Rybakou (BLR) 393 kg Chiang Mai, Thailand 22 September 2007
Olympic Record Snatch Olympic Standard 180 kg 1 January 1997
Clean & Jerk Olympic Standard 215 kg 1 January 1997
Total Olympic Standard 392 kg 1 January 1997

Results

Rank Athlete Group Body weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total
1 2 3 Result 1 2 3 Result
1st, gold medalist(s)  Lu Yong (CHN) A 84.41 175 180 183 180 208 214 214 214 394
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Tigran Martirosyan (ARM) A 83.78 172 177 180 177 203 203 206 203 380
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Jadier Valladares (CUB) A 84.84 161 166 169 169 198 198 203 203 372
4  Benjamin Hennequin (FRA) A 84.55 157 162 162 162 196 201 205 205 367
5  Mansurbek Chashemov (UZB) A 84.71 165 165 169 165 195 199 202 202 367
6  Kendrick Farris (USA) B 84.14 153 157 160 160 195 195 202 202 362
7  Carlos Andica (COL) B 84.62 155 160 160 155 190 195 201 201 356
8  Ulanbek Moldodosov (KGZ) B 84.74 152 160 160 152 182 190 194 194 346
9  Ondrej Kutlík (SVK) B 84.89 150 155 155 150 186 191 193 193 343
10  Benedict Uloko (NGR) B 84.97 144 148 151 148 187 187 191 191 339
11  Brice Batchaya (CMR) B 82.77 150 153 155 153 180 185 185 180 333
12  David Katoatau (KIR) B 84.17 130 130 135 135 170 178 178 178 313
13  Terrence Dixie (SEY) B 82.67 110 115 115 115 130 140 140 140 255
 İzzet İnce (TUR) A 84.29 165 165 170 170 190
 Vadzim Straltsou (BLR) A 84.37 170
 Rauli Tsirekidze (GEO) B 84.55 143 143 148 143
 Herbys Márquez (VEN) B 84.91 152 152 152
 Edgar Gevorgyan (ARM) A 84.69 170 170 176 176 196 196 196
DQ  Andrei Rybakou (BLR) A 84.69 180 185 185 200 204 209
DQ  Vladimir Sedov (KAZ) A 84.54 170 175 180 200 203 203
DQ  Intigam Zairov (AZE) A 84.52 160 166 166 195 199 199

New records

Snatch 185 kg  Andrei Rybakou (BLR) OR
Total 394 kg
394 kg
 Andrei Rybakou (BLR)
 Lu Yong (CHN)
WR
WR

References

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