Su Dajin wins 160kg title

2009-10-26 19:08 BJT

Special Report: 11th National Games |

Over to the men's 77kg division: Junior world champion Su Dajin represented the P-L-A. He lifted 160 kilograms on his first try in the snatch event.

Li Hongli from Guangdong was looking for his third straight National Games title. He lifted 172 kilograms on his third attempt in the snatch event, but it wasn't easy. The clean and jerk was no picnic either. It took Li three tries before he finally hoisted 195 kilograms. The Beijing Olympics silver medalist settled for third with a total of 365.

Su Dajin took-on the challenge of 209 kilograms in his third attempt in the clean and jerk.

He powered his way through the lift and achieved a new national record with a total of 374 kilograms.

Su Dajin said he didn't expect to win the medal. He said it's a surprise for him to lift 4kg more than his coach's expectation.

Lu Xiaojun of Tianjin collected the silver medal.

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