It was not a good day for Hungarian weightlifter Janos Baranyai. In his first Olympics ever, he dislocated his elbow, then fell to the ground writhing and crying out in pain, his arm obviously bent out of position.It was his third lift, and Baranyai was trying to snatch 148kg in the men's 77kg division when his elbow popped from its socket. The coaching staff, and a number of Chinese officials hurried to his side, shielding him from the spectators and the media. Eventually, he was taken away...Read Full Story
(L-R) Giovanna Trillini of Italy and Nam Hyunhee of South Korea compete in the semifinals of the women's individual foil fencing event at the Fencing Hall on Day 3 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 11, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts) Li Wenquan of China celebrates during the men's archery team round at the Olympic Green Archery Field on Day 3 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 11, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw...Read Full Story
The weightlifting competition at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics will be held form August 9 to August 19 at the Beihang University Gymnasium.