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Weightlifting: Gu Wei Breaks World Record in Women's 53kg
2005-11-12 13:19:26
19-year-old Gu Wei smashed the world records of jerk and total in women's 53kg class to clinch another gold medal for China at the World Championships.

Young Chinese strongwoman continued to shine in the World Weightlifting Championships as the 19-year-old Gu Wei smashed the world records to clinch the women's 53kg class gold Friday in Doha, Qatar.

Gu Wei, coached by Athens Olympic champion Chen Yanqing in China, followed Chen's successful step as she snatched 102kg and jerked 139kg to knock down a convincing total of 241kg, 1kg more than the previous record created by Chinese Wang Li.

Her jerk result also shattered the world record of the kind by 7kg.

The 27-year-old Wandee Kameaim of Thailand, bronze medalist in Athens Olympic Games, won the silver at 236kg and European champion Marina Shainova of Russia claimed the bronze at 233kg.

(Xinhua / Photo: yahoo)

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