Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan sets world record to win gold at weightlifting worlds

Nov 07. Associated Press. PARIS

Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan sets world record to win gold at weightlifting worldsZulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan set a world record in the clean and jerk to win the gold medal in the women’s 53-kilogram division at the world weightlifting championships on Sunday.

Chinshanlo lifted 130 kilos in the clean and jerk to beat the previous mark of 129 set by China’s Li Ping in 2007. The 18-year-old Kazakh also managed 97 kilos in the snatch for a combined 227.

Aylin Dasdelen of Turkey took silver for the second year in a row with a 219. Ji Jing of China finished third with a combined 214.

Meanwhile, Zhang Jie of China won the men’s 62-kilogram category. The 2010 runner-up heaved 145 in the snatch and 176 in the clean and jerk for a 321 total.

Defending champion Kim Un-Guk of North Korea had the lead after lifting 150 in the snatch but could only hoist 170 in the clean and jerk for a combined 320 that was good enough for finish second.

Eko Yuli Irawan of Indonesia took the bronze medal with a 310.

In the snatch, the bar is raised above the head in one continuous motion. The clean and jerk is a two-part lift in which the bar is first pulled up to shoulder level, and then thrust overhead.

The competition ends on Nov. 13.

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