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Chinese Taipei's Kuo win at women's 58kg of weightlifting worlds

Xinhua,December 01, 2017 Adjust font size:

ANAHEIM, United States, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Taipei's Kuo Hsing-Chun stormed to overall champion of the women's 58kg category of the 2017 world weightlifting championships on Thursday.

Kuo, the Rio Olympics bronze medalist, was in a class of her own in the clean and jerk competition after a runner-up finish in the snatch competition. She lifted an unrivaled 135kg in the clean and jerk before claiming the total gold on 240kg.

"I never felt nervous in the competition as I know I kind of had some edge in the clean and jerk competition, so when I finished runner-up in the snatch, I know I can win the match," said Kuo, also champion in this year's Universiade.

After a strong start with three good lifts in the snatch, Olympic champion Sukanya Srisurat from Thailand got only a remote 6th place in the clean and jerk. But her total of 225kg still enabled her to end up second on the overall podium.

The overall bronze went to Rebeka Koha of Latvia on 222kg. Enditem