Amazing Thongsuk sets five new records and eyes Olympic double
Thailands, Pawina Thongsuk set new standards at the 74th Men and 17th Women Centennial World
Weightlifting Championship in Doha, Qatar, when she established five new records in the 63 Kilogram category and now sets eyes on another a double Olympic gold medal.
Thongsuk won the three gold medals in the Snatch, Clean and Jerk as well as the overall.
Not only that, she established five new records on day three and it could have been six, had she been succesful in her last attempt at 145 kg in the clean and jerk.
Thongsuk Pawina beat European champions Shimkova Svetlana of Russia, who recorded 247 Liu Xia
of China lifting 238, in the 63 kg category.
The Chinese however broke new grounds in the male 77 kg with 25 year old Li Hongli lifting a total of 361 kilogrames to win the gold medal and 165 and 196 kilogrames to win the Snatch and Clean and Jerk respectively.
Romanian Sebatian Dogariu placed second with 353 kg in all, two kilos ahead of host nation`s Abbas Sufyan who lifted 351 kilogrames to place third. Dogariu picked silver Snatch and a bronze medal in
the Clean and Jerk with 163 and 190 respectively, while Sufyan lifted 160 to pick bronze in the Snatch
and 191 kilograms, one kilo ahead of Dogariu to win the silver in the Clean and Jerk.