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China's Li wins women's 58kg weightlifting

Chinese weightlifter Li Xueying set two new Olympic records on the way to claiming gold in the women's 58kg class today.

india Updated: Jul 30, 2012 22:44 IST

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Hindustantimes
         

Chinese weightlifter Li Xueying set two new Olympic records on the way to claiming gold in the women's 58kg class on Monday.

Asian Games champion Li, also the current world silver medallist, recorded a combined total of 246kg after snatching 108kg and registering a best in the clean and jerk of 138kg. Both the snatch and total were Olympic records.

Thailand's Pimsiri Sirikaew took silver with a total of 236kg (100, 136), with Ukraine's Yuliya Kalina claiming bronze with 235kg (106, 129).

First Published: Jul 30, 2012 22:40 IST

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