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Kuo Hsing-chun pins new world record in front of roaring home crowd

Weightlifting served the highlight of Day 2  at the Universiade with home favourite KUO Hsing-chun not only shattering the Universiade record tree but also pleasing the crowd with a sensational new world record clean and jerk of 142kg in the 58kg category. She finished with a 249kg total beating challengers from THA and PRK by a huge margin.

Her outstanding performance was also a consolation to the host nation for the non-participation of Olympic champion HSU Shu-ching in 53kg (due to a recent injury). The chance thus opened was best made to use by PRK lifter RI Su Yon who triumphed with 208kg, just one kilo over silver medallist LIU Feng from China.

The men competed in 69kg where Kazakhstan’s LINDER Albert eventually defeated North-Korean KIM Myong Hyok by 2kgs in total. Three competitors produced a series of new Universiade records in this category, as well.