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Men’s 77 kg press conference quotes:

Sa Jaeh-youk (KOR), gold medallist:
“I can’t even believe that I have won the Gold medal.”  “(But) I was very confident. Before this event, during practice, I lifted 210kg.”
“The Chinese lifter (Li Hongli) was very strong but I didn’t want to lose.”

Li Hongli (CHN), silver medallist:
“I do not feel shame to be second at Beijing Olympics. Of course I wanted to win, and I did everything what I could. That was all.”

Gevorg Davtyan (ARM):
” I want to offer my medal to Anatoly Khrapaty’s memory who died some day ago. The Olympic champion was one of my former coaches.”