Chinese weightlifter Li dominates women's +87kg division at Tokyo 2020

2021-08-02 13:05:33 GMT2021-08-02 21:05:33(Beijing Time) Xinhua English
Li Wenwen of China competes during the Weightlifting Women's +87kg Final at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Aug. 2, 2021. (Xinhua/Xu Zijian)  Li Wenwen of China competes during the Weightlifting Women's +87kg Final at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Aug. 2, 2021. (Xinhua/Xu Zijian)

TOKYO, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's Li Wenwen showed her supremacy in the women's weightlifting +87kg division, setting three new Olympic records en route to a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Monday.

Li, current world record holder in the snatch, clean and jerk and total, called 130kg in her first snatch attempt. It has already bettered other contestants, with the nearest one, Sarah Elizabeth Robles from the United States, hoisting 128kg. Li lifted a new Olympic record of 140kg in her third attempt, setting a 12-kg cushion over Robles.

Li continued her dominance going into the clean and jerk section, hoisting an Olympic record of 180kg for a total of 320 kg, also a new Olympic record.

Britain's Emily Jade Campbell trailed by 37kg at second. Robles bagged a bronze with 282kg. Enditem

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