| Event type

Super-Heavyweight (>75 kilograms), Women

Date22 September 2000 — 14:30
LocationSydney Convention Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales (Convention Centre)
Participants11 from 11 countries
FormatTotal of best lifts in snatch and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

The favorites were China’s Ding Meiyuan and Poland’s Agata Wróbel, who had been 1-2 at the 1999 World Championships. Wróbel broke her own snatch world record with 132.5 kg but Ding bettered that with 135.0 kg to take the lead. Both also broke the world record in the clean & jerk, with Wróbel lifting 162.5 kg, but Ding’s 165.0 kg brought her the gold medal with a world record total of 300.0 kg – the first woman to lift 300 kg total. Bronze went to American Cheryl Haworth who weighed 139.38 kg, the heaviest woman in the competition and the second heaviest female Olympian to that date, after Polish judoka Beata Maksymowa, who weighed 145 kg in 2000.

1Ding MeiyuanCHN300.0WRGold
2Agata WróbelPOL295.0WRSilver
3Cheryl HaworthUSA270.0Bronze
4Carmenza DelgadoCOL260.0
5Helen IdahosaNGR250.0
6Monique RiestererGER245.0
7Mun Gyeong-AeKOR245.0
8Olivia BakerNZL235.0
9Melinda SzikHUN235.0
10Sheeva PeoNRU220.0
DNFVita RudenokUKR115.0