Rio 2016: Chinese weightlifter wins gold, sets new world record

Source : 112 Ukraine

Qingquan Long beats the Sydney 2000 record in his sport
14:36, 8 August 2016

On August 7, weightlifters struggled for two sets of medals of the ongoing Summer Olympics in Rio. China’s Qingquan Long, the 25-year-old triumphant of Beijing 2008, claimed the main prize again. Competing in his 56 kilogram-weight division, the athlete lifted 307 kilograms in total (137 in snatch and 170 in clean & jerk). Thus, he has set the new world record with this total result, and the weight that he lifted became a new Olympic record.

The previous world record (305 kg) was set by Turkish weightlifter Halil Mutlu during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

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