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Athen’s records are all surpassed in 75 kg class

Russian Zabolotnaia 2004 Athens
Cao Lei 2008 Beijing

Cao Lei had her top form resulting four new Olympic records. First she snatched 128 kg, 3 kg more Russian Zabolotnaia was able to lift four years ago.
In clean and jerk Pawina Thongsuk was her next ‘victim’ as her name disappeared as currect Olympic record holder. Cao jerked 154 kg, 4 kg more the Thai lifter succeded in Athens. Zabolotnaia had to suffer another loss with her total Olympic record.
By her first attempt in clean and jerk (147 kg) Cao ruled the best ever Olympic total in this class: 275 kg. She herself was her only rival and Cao broke her own record to book the new record of 282 kg. The next step could have been the world record in total but she missed it with her last attempt.