Weightlifting preview: Jenny Arthur set to make Olympic debut in 75kg

Weightlifting preview: Arthur set to make Olympic debut in 75kg

Day 6 of weightlifting competition at the Rio Olympics will feature men’s 85kg (187 lbs) and women’s 75kg (165 lbs) weight classes.

EVENT TIMES AND LIVE STREAMS

9:00 ET – Men’s 85kg group B; Women’s 75kg group B

2:30pm ET – Women’s 75kg group A

6:00pm ET – Men’s 85kg group A

 

THE COMPETITORS

Men’s 85kg group B

Welisson Rosa Da Silva (BRA)
Milko Olavi Tokola (FIN)
Amar Music (CRO)
Pascal Plamondon (CAN)
Yu Dongju (KOR)
Khalid El Aabidi (MAR)
Kyle Sean Micallef (MLT)
Giovanni Battista Bardis (FRA)
Antonis Martasidis (CYP)
Richard John Edward Patterson (NZL)
Tan Tai Hoang (VIE)
Theodoros Iakovidis (GRE)
Christian Amoah (GHA)

Women’s 75kg group B

Sona Poghosyan (ARM)
Natalia Priscepa (MDA)
Samira Ouass (MAR)
Alejandra Garza Garza (MEX)
Assiya Ipek (TUR)
Maria Fernanda Valdes Paris (CHI)
Mary Opeloge (SAM)

Women’s 75kg group A

Lidia Valentin (ESP)
Rim Jong Sim (PRK)
Gaelle Verlaine Nayo Ketchanke (FRA)
Iryna Dekha (UKR)
Jaqueline Antonia Ferreira (BRA)
Darya Naumava (BLR)
Ubaldina Valoyes Cuesta (COL)
Jenny Lyvette Arthur (USA)

Men’s 85kg group A

Tian Tao (CHN)
Denis Ulanov (KAZ)
Kianoush Rostami (IRI)
Benjamin Didier Hennequin (FRA)
Fares Ibrahim E. H. Elbakh (QAT)
Pavel Khadasevich (BLR)
Yoelmis Hernandez Paumier (CUB)
Gabriel Sincraian (ROU)
Petr Asayonak (BLR)
Oleksandr Pielieshenko (UKR)
Arakel Mirzoyan (ARM)

WHO TO WATCH

Men’s 85kg

With Russia’s Artem Okulov out of the competition, it could be a battle between Iran’s Kianoush Rostami and China’s Tian Tao. Rostami, a bronze medalist in London, finished second to the suspended Okulov at the 2015 World Championships.

Women’s 75kg

Jenny Arthur will be making her Olympic debut representing the United States. She’s the first American to compete in the 75kg since Cara Heads-Lane finished 7th in 2000.

WORLD RECORDS

Men’s 85kg

Snatch – 187.0kg/412.3 lbs Andrei Rybakou (BLR)
Clean and jerk – 220.0kg/485.0 lbs Kianoush Rostami (IRI)
Total – 395.0kg/870.9 lbs Kianoush Rostami (IRI)

Women’s 75kg

Snatch – 135.0kg/297.6 lbs Natalya Zabolotnaya (RUS)
Clean and jerk – 164.0kg/361.6 lbs Kim Un-Ju (PRK)
Total – 296.0kg/652.6 lbs Natalya Zabolotnaya (RUS)

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