Chinese lifter wins women`s 53kg gold

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 08:39

Wroclaw (Poland): Chinese lifter Li Yajun won the gold at the women`s 53-kilogram category competition of the World Weightlifting Championships on Monday.

The 20-year-old Chinese girl managed 100kg in the snatch, and then lifted 121kg in the clean and jerk to end the competition with a total of 221kg.

Cristina Iovu of Azarbaijian finished with the identical results, but had to settle for a silver due to heavier bodyweight. The bronze medal went to Sopita Tanasan of Thailand who finished with a total of 203kg.

IANS

First Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 09:06

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