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Women’s 75kg: What else, a Chinese triumph on the horizon


China’s Cao Lei is likely to continue her country’s success in Weightlifting. The 24-year is a new star in this weight class, winning 2006 and 2007 World Championships, as well as 2007 and 2008 Asian Championships. She is the steadiest lifters among the finalists.
Cao’s fiercest rival would be Nadezda Evstyukhina of Russia who outlifted Cao in the Snatch in 2006 World Championships. She also won the silver medal in that competition and went on taking a bronze medal in 2007 World Championships.

Another possible winner would be Kazakhstan’s Alla Vazhenina who’s best senior achievement was a silver medal in 2008 Asian Championships. She has the best entry total weight of 271kg.(BOCOG)