London: Weightlifter Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan set a clean and jerk world record on Sunday to win the gold medal in the women's 53-kilogram category.
Chinshanlo, 19, lifted 131 kilograms in her second clean and jerk attempt, bettering her own world record by 1 kilogram. She finished with a total of 226 kilograms.
Hsu Shu-ching of Taiwan got the silver medal and Cristina Iovu of Moldova the bronze.
Chinshanlo, world champion in 2011, was in third place after the snatch, but was unstoppable in the clean and jerk. She even loaded 135 kilograms on the bar for her final attempt, but gave up halfway through the lift....more
10:45 PM, Jul 29, 2012