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The biggest weight ever lifted by a woman is now 188kg!

The ladies finished their World Championships with the +75kg category on the final day in Eilat. It was going to be a showdown between the 2012 Junior world champion, YAO Chi-Ling of Chinese Taipei and 2010 Asian Games winner and World Championships silver medallist MENG Suping of China. It soon turned out, however, that the Chinese was at a different “academic degree”, when she started to snatch at 130kg. Moreover, YAO missed all her attempts in the snatch and in the clean and jerk reached the same 130kg as the opening snatch lift for MENG… This difference became even more spectacular in the clean and jerk when MENG started at 173kg and with her second attempt of 180kg she came at merely 7kg of the world record set by JANG Mi-Ran three years ago. And in the third attempt the magnificent MENG Suping lifted a sensational new world record of 188kg!

What a beautiful crown on this high-level event held in Israel 6-9 November 2012!