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In August 2016, Tigran MARTIROSYAN of Armenia, competing in the Men's 69kg Weightlifting event, in which he ranked 3rd and for which he was awarded the bronze medal, has been disqualified from the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.
Liao Hui continues China's dominance in weightlifting as he claims gold in the men's 69kg division. He snatches 158kg and clean and jerks 190kg for a total of 348kg. The only one who can upset him is Vencelas Dabaya-Tientcheu of France, but the Frenchman declines a world record attempt of 197kg in the clean and jerk. Weightlifting Men 69kg Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Liao Hui (CHN), Vencelas Dabaya-Tientcheu (FRA)