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Taiwanese weightlifter promoted to Beijing Olympics gold
陳葦綾正式遞補 北京奧運舉重金牌

Taiwanese weighlifter Chen Wei-ling competes in the 2016 Rio Olympics in this undated photo.

Photo: CNA
照片: 中央社

Taiwan can now add another Olympic gold to its tally, as the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has listed Taiwanese weightlifter Chen Wei-ling as the gold medal winner in the Beijing Olympics women’s 48-kg weightlifting competition. Chen has now officially been an Olympic gold medal winner by default.

Chen won a bronze medal in the women’s 48-kg weightlifting competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with a total score of 196 kg, lifting 84 kg in the snatch event and 112 kg in the clean and jerk event. She saw her medal upgraded to the silver last year when previous silver medalist, Sibel Ozkan of Turkey, was disqualified after failing in a doping re-test.

Then, the original Chinese gold medalist Chen Xiexia was disqualified after she was found to have violated the rules against doping, according to the official IWF Web site. Chen now officially becomes the Beijing Olympics gold medalist, making hers Taiwan’s fifth Olympic gold.(CNA)





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