News and Media



Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon /THA/, Gold medallist:
“Last year I failed in clean and jerk at the WC, but I tried to practice and improve very hard. My goal was the Olympic gold and not the world record in clean and jerk. I am not unhappy because of the failed attempt. I am very happy achieving my final goal.A fortune teller told me I will be successful at the games if I change may name. I changed and I got the gold. But do not think it is so simple.”
Yong Jinhee /KOR/, Silver medallist:
“We are all lucky that Chinese lifter did not start at this competition.”
Nastassia Novikava /BLR/, Bronze medallist:
“My only goal was to do it successfully.I did not think of any medal. My personal coach was not here with me and this fact had a certain effect on my final result.”