Weightlifting preview: Men’s 62kg and women’s 58kg

Weightlifting preview: Men's 62kg and women's 58kg

Day 3 of weightlifting competition at the Rio Olympics will feature men’s 62kg (137 lbs) and women’s 58kg (128 lbs) weight classes.

EVENT TIMES AND LIVE STREAM LINKS

9:00am ET – Men’s 62kg group B and women’s 58kg group B

2:30pm ET – Women’s 58kg group A

6:00pm ET – Men’s 62kg group A

THE COMPETITORS

Men’s 62kg group B

Julio Cesar Acosta Gonzalez (CHI)
Yosuke Nakayama (JPN)
Jesus Antonio Lopez Sanchez (VEN)
Julio Cesar Salamanca Pineda (ESA)
Edouard Joseph (HAI)
Anton Sudesh P. Kurukulasooriyage (SRI)
Rick Yves Confiance (SEY)
Vaipava Nevo Ioane (SAM)

Women’s 58kg group B

Ayesha Shahriyar M. Albalooshi (UAE)
Jenly Wini (SOL)
Sabine Kusterer (GER)
Veronika Ivasiuk (UKR)
Tia-Clair Toomey (AUS)
Mathlynn Sasser (MHL)
Angelica Roos (SWE)

Women’s 58kg group A

Pimsiri Sirikaew (THA)
Lina Marcela Rivas Ordonez (COL)
Monica Patricia Dominguez Lara (MEX)
Yusleidy Mariana Figueroa Roldan (VEN)
Sukanya  Srisurat (THA)
Kuo Hsing-Chun (TPE)
Maria Alexandra Escobar Guerrero (ECU)
Yuderquis Maridalia Contreras (DOM)
Mikiko Andoh (JPN)

Men’s 62kg group A

Yoichi Itokazu (JPN)
Myeongmok Han (KOR)
Chen Lijun (CHN)
Ahmed Saad (EGY)
Morea Baru (PNG)
Muhamad Hasbi (INA)
Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera (COL)
Farkhad Kharki (KAZ)
Eko Yuli Irawan (INA)

WHO TO WATCH

Men’s 62kg

The reigning Olympic champion, Kim Un-Guk, won’t get a chance to defend his gold medal after testing positive for a banned substance. That creates an opportunity for Chen Lijun, Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera and Eko Yuli Irawan to battle it out for the gold.

Women’s 58kg

Chinese Taipei’s Kuo Hsing-Chun finished eighth in London when she was the youngest member on their weightlifting team. She returns as the gold medal favorite in Rio.

WORLD RECORDS

Men’s 62kg

Snatch -154kg (339.5 lbs) Kim Un-Guk (PRK)
Clean and jerk – 183kg (403.4 lbs) Lijun Chen (CHN)
Total – 333kg (734.1 lbs) Lijun Chen (CHN)

Women’s 58kg

Snatch – 112kg (246.9 lbs) Boyanka Minkova Kostova (AZE)
Clean and jerk – 141kg (310.8 lbs) Hongmei Qiu (CHN)
Total – 252kg (555.5 lbs) Boyanka Minkova Kostova (AZE)

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