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Olympics 2012: German lifter drops 432 pound barbells onto neck in failed bid to defend Olympic title

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 08, 2012, 15:29

Defending Olympic weightlifting champion Matthias Steiner had a fortunate escape at London’s ExCel center on Tuesday, when he dropped 432 pounds barbell onto his neck during his second attempt

London Olympics Weightlifting: Ilyin of Kazakhstan defends weightlifting gold

Last Updated: Sunday, August 05, 2012, 09:52

Kazakhstan`s Ilya Ilyin nailed all six lifts, broke two world records and defended his weightlifting gold medal from four years ago.

Olympic weightlifting: Polish underdog bags gold

Last Updated: Saturday, August 04, 2012, 12:20

Poland`s Adrian Edward Zielinski has won the gold medal in weightlifting men`s 85kg category with a total of 385kg.

London Olympics Weightlifting: Zielinski lifts Poland`s first gold

Last Updated: Saturday, August 04, 2012, 07:24

Adrian Zielinski of Poland claimed weightlifting gold by the narrowest possible margin in the men`s 85kg category Friday.

Olympics 2012 weightlifting: Podobedova lifts Kazakhstan to gold

Last Updated: Saturday, August 04, 2012, 00:18

Svetlana Podobedova won Olympic gold for Kazakhstan by the narrowest of margins here Friday

Former coaches, parents of Ravi Kumar happy with performance

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 13:22

Weightlifter K Ravi Kumar might have failed to put up his best performance in the 69kg category in the London Olympics, finishing on 15th position, but his former coaches and parents said they were happy with his show.

Olympic Weightlifting: China`s Lin Qinfeng lifts 69-kg gold

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 12:59

Lin snatched 157 kg and added 187 kg in the clean and jerk to total 344 kg, a full 11 kilos more than silver medalist Triyatno of Indonesia Tuesday.

London Olympics Weightlifting: Ravi Kumar crashes out

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 18:31

India's weightlifting campaign in the London Olympics ended today on a dismal note with Katulu Ravi Kumar coming up with a below-par performance in the men's 69kg category at the Excel Arena.

London Olympics 2012 weightlifting: North Korean lifter breaks world record

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 08:08

North Korea`s Kim Un Guk broke the world record in men`s 62 kg category weight-lifting on the way to win gold at the London Olympics Monday.

Olympics 2012: China`s Li lifts Olympic gold in 58 kg, breaks record

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 01:08

China`s Li Xueying won women`s weightlifting gold in the 58kg category Monday, setting two Olympic records.

North Korean weightlifter credits Kim Jong Il for world-record feat of lifting thrice his weight

Last Updated: Monday, July 30, 2012, 13:18

Korean Olympian Om Yun Chol joined an elite list of weightlifters to have lifted three times their weight during the men``s 56-kg, group B, clean and jerk weightlifting competition

Londom Olympic 2012 Weightlifting: Kazakh prodigy takes gold, world record

Last Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 23:09

Kazakhstan`s teenage prodigy Zulfiya Chinshanlo powered her way to a weightlifting gold in the 53kg category Sunday, breaking her own world record in the clean and jerk.