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Weightlifter Deng Wei breaks world records at Rio Olympics

Editor: 张锐 丨Xinhua

08-10-2016 07:00 BJT

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Deng Wei of China broke two world records in the women's 63kg weightlifting to win the gold medal with a total of 262kg at the Rio Olympics here on Tuesday.

Deng Wei of China celebrates at the awarding ceremony of the women

Deng Wei of China celebrates at the awarding ceremony of the women's 63KG weightlifting group A final at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 9, 2016. Deng Wei won gold medal with clean and jerk, total world records. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

Deng jerked 147kg on her second attempt to lift a total of 262kg, breaking the previous world record in jerk and total by one kilo respectively.

Choe Hyo Sim of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea clinched the silver medal with 248kg while Karina Goricheva of Kazakhstan grabbed the bronze at 243kg.

 

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