Twenty Year Medal Table for Weightlifting

Summer Olympic Games 1996 – 2012

Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon 2

All seven of Thailand’s medals have been won by female lifters, including Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon, who has the longest name of any Olympic champion in history.

On the men’s side, Greece’s record is helped by Pyrros Dimas, whose three golds and a bronze between 1992 and 2004 make him the greatest ever weightlifter at the Games.

Unfortunately, for many other countries, including Kazakhstan, North Korea, Russia and Bulgaria, their success gives rise to suspicions of cheating, rather than any other explanation. All four have been hit by doping scandals within the last twelve months.

This table includes medals reallocated as a result of disqualifications. It does not take into account disqualifications where medals have yet to be reallocated, nor the results of retests of 2008 and 2012 samples, where disqualifications have yet to be confirmed.

G S B
China 25 8 2 35
Turkey 6 1 2 9
Kazakhstan 5 4 1 10
Greece 4 5 2 11
North Korea 4 3 3 10
Iran 4 2 1 7
Russia 3 13 10 26
Ukraine 3 2 3 8
Thailand 3 1 3 7
Bulgaria 2 3 3 8
South Korea 2 3 0 5
Germany 1 4 1 6
Belarus 1 3 6 10
Poland 1 3 3 7
Colombia 1 2 1 4
Croatia 1 0 1 2
Cuba 1 0 1 2
Georgia 1 0 1 2
United States 1 0 1 2
Mexico 1 0 0 1
Indonesia 0 3 5 8
Chinese Taipei 0 2 3 5
Hungary 0 2 1 3
Romania 0 1 2 3
Latvia 0 1 1 2
France 0 1 0 1
Japan 0 1 0 1
Nigeria 0 1 0 1
Vietnam 0 1 0 1
Armenia 0 0 5 5
Moldova 0 0 2 2
Australia 0 0 1 1
Azerbaijan 0 0 1 1
Canada 0 0 1 1
India 0 0 1 1
Qatar 0 0 1 1
Venezuela 0 0 1 1

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