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Women’s 75 kg: Cao Lei one gold, three Olympic records and the only one missed attempt by a Chinese women lifter during the Games

Cao Lei (CHN) failed to lift 159 kg in the clean and jerk as she tried for a world record in total. It was the single attempt Chinese women lifters missed at this Games! Snatching 128 kg (Olympic record) she had 9 kg lead. A first clean and jerk attempt at 147 kg won the first place and a second at 154 kg set another Olympic record. Cao fulfilled almost all the expectations of fans. Her total weight of 282kg also set a new Olympic record.

With this victory, China has grabbed gold in all its four participating women’s categories of weightlifting.

Alla Vazhenina of Kazakhstan claimed silver by lifting 119kg in the Snatch and 147kg in the clean and jerk to reach a total of 266kg.

Bronze went to Russia’s Nadezda Evstyukhina, who hoisted 264kg in total, including 117kg in the snatch and 147 in clean and jerk.