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Óscar Figueroa (weightlifter)

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Nationality  Colombian
Name  Oscar Figueroa
Country  Colombia
Role  Weightlifter

Sport  Olympic weightlifting
Height  1.65 m
Event(s)  –62 kg
Weight  62 kg
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Full name  Oscar Albeyro Figueroa Mosquera
Born  April 27, 1983 (age 32) (1983-04-27) Zaragoza, Colombia
Alma mater  University Santiago de Cali
Education  Santiago de Cali University
Olympic medals  Weightlifting at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men\'s 62 kg

Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera (born 27 April 1983) is a Colombian former weightlifter. He was born in Zaragoza, Antioquia.

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Career

At the 2004 Summer Olympics he ranked 5th in the 56 kg category, lifting a total of 280 kg.

Figueroa participated in the men's -62 kg class at the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships and won the silver medal, finishing behind Qiu Le. He snatched 137 kg and jerked an additional 160 kg for a total of 297 kg, 11 kg behind winner Qiu.

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He ranked 4th in the 62 kg category at the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships.

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At the 2008 Pan American Weightlifting Championships he won the gold medal in the 62 kg category, lifting 304 kg in total.

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In the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics, Figueroa failed to make a lift in the snatch category, after an injury to his right hand prevented him from getting a firm grip. He left the Beijing games with DNF on board and his tribulations were broadcast around the world. According to Australia's Seven Network Olympics coverage on 15 August, Figueroa had earlier had an injection to his right hand which resulted in a loss of feeling.

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At the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Figueroa won the silver medal with a total of 317 kg, beating Eko Yuli Irawan into third by virtue of his lower bodyweight.

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On August 8th 2016, Figueroa won Olympic Gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with a total of 318 kg in Weightlifting - Mens 62 kg. After failing his final lift with his gold medal already assured, Figueroa took off his shoes and placed them on the platform, signalling his immediate retirement from the sport.

References

Óscar Figueroa (weightlifter) Wikipedia


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