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Chen wins women's 48kg to give China first gold

Chen Xiexia gave China its first gold of the 2008 Olympics when she won the women's 48kg weightlifting title. World champion Chen set two new Olympic records.

other Updated: Aug 09, 2008 10:39 IST

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Chen Xiexia gave China its first gold of the 2008 Olympics when she won the women's 48kg weightlifting title on Saturday.

World champion Chen set two new Olympic records with a lift total of 212kg and a final clean and jerk heave of 117kg on the way to victory.

World junior champion Sibel Ozkan of Turkey took silver with Wei-Ling Chen of Taiwan winning bronze.