Chinese lifter wins women's 53kg gold

Wroclaw (Poland) Oct 22 (IANS) Chinese lifter Li Yajun won the gold at the women's 53-kilogram category competition of the World Weightlifting Championships Monday.

The 20-year-old Chinese girl managed 100kg in the snatch, and then lifted 121kg in the clean and jerk to end the competition with a total of 221kg, Xinhua reported.

Cristina Iovu of Azarbaijian finished with the identical results, but had to settle for a silver due to heavier bodyweight. The bronze medal went to Sopita Tanasan of Thailand who finished with a total of 203kg.


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