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A small peek at the 16th Asian Games Guangzhou, China

After the third day of competition, Chinese lifters are dominating the field. According to the medal standings, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has won a total of five, just like their strongest competitor China.

The Champion of the 2010 Antalya World Championships Wu Jingbiao (CHN) won the first Weightlifting gold medal in Dongguan Gymnasium on Saturday November 13.
He set a new Asian Record in Snatch by performing 1kg more (133 kg) than the previous record holder Long Qingquan (CHN) at the Beijing Olympics.

Second place went to Cha Kum Chol from DPR Korea with a Total of 276kg, while the Indonesian lifter Setiadi Jadi settled for the bronze medal.

In Women’s 48 kg Wang Mingjuan (CHN) lifted a Total of 210kg and defended her title at the 16th Asian Games Guangzhou. The lifter Laosirikul Pensiri (THA) took the silver while Chen Weiling from Chinese Taipei gained the bronze by lifting almost 20kg less than the gold medalist from China.

Zhang Jie (CHN) proved to be the best in Men’s 62kg bodyweight category right before Kim Un Guk (PRK) silver medalist and Irawan Eko Yuli (INA) who finished on the third place.

During the second day of competition, in Women’s 53kg the Chinese lifter Li Ping broke two World Records. She performed 103kg in Snatch and broke the previous record set by Ri Song Hui (PRK) in 2002. She secured her gold and broke the record in Total during her second attempt of the Clean & Jerk. Second place went to Chinshanlo Zulfiya (KAZ), and Jaroenrattanatarakoon Prapawadee (THA), Beijing Olympic gold medalist took the bronze.

The third day of the Asian Games gave place to Men’s 69kg and Women’s 58kg competitions. Kim Kum Sok lifted a Total of 324kg in Men’s 69kg category and ended up first right before the Iranian lifter Rezaeian Morteza. After raising 143kg in Snatch, Tryatno (INA) lifted 178kg in Clean & Jerk and secured his third place.

Competition is at its height, and pressure is still on for those who will perform in the next few days.