Diego Fernando Salazar

Diego Fernando Salazar

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Diego Fernando Salazar Quintero (born 3 October 1980) is a Colombian weightlifter, Olympic medalist and two times gold medal winner at the Pan American Games. He was born in Tuluá, Department of Valle del Cauca.

Salazar participated in the men's -62 kg class at the 2006 World Weightlifting Championships and won the bronze medal, finishing behind Qiu Le and Oscar Figueroa. He snatched 131 kg and clean and jerked an additional 164 kg for a total of 295 kg, 13 kg behind winner Qiu.

He ranked sixth in the 62 kg category at the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships, lifting a total of 293 kg.

At the 2008 Pan American Weightlifting Championships he won the silver medal in the 62 kg category, lifting 302 kg in total.

2008 Summer Olympics performance

Salazar won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games behind China's Zhan Xiangxiang. Salazar lifted 167 kg and took the silver medal with a total weight of 305 kg.


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