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Tuesday, 09 August 2016 - 9:06
Rio 2016: China's Long smashes weightlifting record to take gold
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Long Qingquan from China won a gold medal in men’s 56 kg weightlifting after he lifted a staggering total of 307 kg during his last attempt at the snatch, clean and jerk.
The 25-year-old – who previously won gold at the Beijing Games in 2008 – took first prize from reigning Olympic champion Om Yun-Chol of North Korea, who lifted 303 kg.
The Chinese weightlifter has broken a record that had previously stood for 16 years.


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