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6 Chinese Gold and 2 World Records

Women’s 69kg

Above all other competitors, XIANG Yanmei (CHN) secured her medals in both lifts. With 123kg in the Snatch, 148kg in the Clean & Jerk and a Total of 271kg, the 2013 IWF World Championships saw the crowning of the 3rd Chinese Women World Champion.

With two missed Clean & Jerk attempts, RYO Un Hui (PRK) still got on the second place of the Podium with a Total of 259kg.

Winning Silver in the Clean & Jerk by bodyweight, London 2012 Olympic 4th SAZANAVETS Dzina (BLR) was awarded the Bronze Medal for her Total.

Men’s 77kg

LU Xiaojun (CHN) came out on 165kg after all others already ended their competition in the Snatch. Gradually going up with the weight, he finally broke his own World Record in the Snatch setting it to 176kg.

It wasn’t enough for the Asian, World and Olympic Champion who went up to 204kg in the Clean & Jerk. Breaking the World Record in the Total with 380kg and lifting 21kg more than the Silver Medallist KIM Kwang Song (PRK), LU mastered the Men’s 77kg competition.

Asian Champion in 2012, ALIMOV Ulugbek (UZB) won the Bronze Medal – first Medal for Uzbekistan since it became independent.