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World Championships first day brings world records

The opening day of the 2005 Centennial World Championships in Doha, Qatar produced outstanding success in the women’s 48kg and men’s 56kg categories.
In the ladies’ event, defending world champion from Vancouver 2003, Wang Mingjuan set a total of 9 new world records (senior and junior) to finish in first place by a large margin before two Thai girls.

In the men’s 56kg, again Asia dominated with Chinese Taipei lifter Wang Shin-Yuan capturing the gold medal in a very keen battle, and 5 different athletes sharing the medals – all of them from Asia.