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In October 2016, Nastassia NOVIKAVA of Belarus, competing in the Women's 53kg Weightlifting event, in which she ranked 3rd and for which she was awarded the bronze medal, has been disqualified from the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.
Prapawadee sets an Olympic record and wins gold for Thailand in women's weightlifting. Prapawadee lifts an Olympic record 126kg in the clean and jerk to secure first with 221kg. Yoon Jinhee claims silver for South Korea. Weightlifting Women 53kg Final - Olympic Record - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon (THA), Yoon Jinhee (KOR)