Olympics weightlifting: China's Li Xueying lands gold with record lift

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China win weightlifting gold

China's Li Xueying set a new Olympic record in winning the women's 58kg weightlifting category at the ExCel Arena with a combined total of 246kg.

Xueying also set a separate Olympic record of 108kg in the snatch and equalled the previous best in an Olympics with a 138kg clean and jerk.

Thailand's Pimsiri Sirikaew was second with a total of 236kg, while Ukraine's Yuliya Kalina was third with 235kg.

Earlier, Britain's Zoe Smith was second in Group B with 211kg, 11th overall.

Xueying is a wheat farmer's daughter from Henan province and professed not to be excited about London before the Olympics started.

Final Results

Final results by Athlete
Rank Athlete Country Medal moment Result
1 Li CHN 246 kg OR
2 Sirikaew THA 236 kg
3 Kalina UKR 235 kg