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Chen defends weightlifting title

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Chen defends title

China's Chen Yanqing defended her Olympic weightlifting title, setting two new records in the process, as she took gold in the women's 58kg class.

Roared on by the home fans, Chen made a total lift of 244kgs, breaking her previous Olympic record by seven kgs.

A lift of 106kgs in the snatch was followed by 138kgs in the clean and jerk, her second new Olympic record.

Russia's Maria Shainova took the silver medal and North Korea's O Jong Ae claimed the bronze.

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Chen came out of retirement for a fourth time to represent her country at the Games and become the first woman to win two Olympic gold medals in weightlifting.

O laid down the marker as she completed a 131kg clean and jerk lift at the second attempt to set a new record, but Chen responded magnificently with a 132kg effort.

And the 29-year-old finished with a flourish, lifting a massive 138kg on her last attempt to send her crowd into raptures.


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Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forChina 8 1 0 9
Men's 56kg 1 0 0
Men's 62kg 1 0 0
Men's 69kg 1 0 0
Men's 77kg 0 1 0
Men's 85kg 1 0 0
Women's 48kg 1 0 0
Women's 58kg 1 0 0
Women's 69kg 1 0 0
Women's 75kg 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forSouth Korea 2 1 0 3
Men's 77kg 1 0 0
Women's +75kg 1 0 0
Women's 53kg 0 1 0
3 also show each event results forKazakhstan 1 2 1 4
Men's 94kg 1 0 0
Women's +75kg 0 0 1
Women's 63kg 0 1 0
Women's 75kg 0 1 0
4 also show each event results forBelarus 1 1 1 3
Men's 105kg 1 0 0
Men's 85kg 0 1 0
Women's 53kg 0 0 1
5 also show each event results forDPR Korea 1 0 1 2
Women's 58kg 0 0 1
Women's 63kg 1 0 0
6 also show each event results forGermany 1 0 0 1
Men's +105kg 1 0 0
7 also show each event results forThailand 1 0 0 1
Women's 53kg 1 0 0
8 also show each event results forRussia 0 4 3 7
Men's +105kg 0 1 0
Men's 105kg 0 1 1
Men's 94kg 0 0 1
Women's 58kg 0 1 0
Women's 69kg 0 1 0
Women's 75kg 0 0 1
9 also show each event results forUkraine 0 1 1 2
Women's +75kg 0 1 0
Women's 69kg 0 0 1
10 also show each event results forColombia 0 1 0 1
Men's 62kg 0 1 0
11 also show each event results forFrance 0 1 0 1
Men's 69kg 0 1 0
12 also show each event results forPoland 0 1 0 1
Men's 94kg 0 1 0
13 also show each event results forTurkey 0 1 0 1
Women's 48kg 0 1 0
14 also show each event results forVietnam 0 1 0 1
Men's 56kg 0 1 0
15 also show each event results forArmenia 0 0 3 3
Men's 69kg 0 0 1
Men's 77kg 0 0 1
Men's 85kg 0 0 1
16 also show each event results forChinese Taipei 0 0 2 2
Women's 48kg 0 0 1
Women's 63kg 0 0 1
17 also show each event results forIndonesia 0 0 2 2
Men's 56kg 0 0 1
Men's 62kg 0 0 1
18 also show each event results forLatvia 0 0 1 1
Men's +105kg 0 0 1

see also
Home teen wins weightlifting gold
10 Aug 08 |  Weightlifting
Chen breaks mark for gold
16 Aug 04 |  Weightlifting
Thai star wins gold with record
10 Aug 08 |  Weightlifting
Olympics blog
07 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Beijing 2008
14 Feb 08 |  Olympics
Michaela Breeze's weightlifting guide
21 Apr 08 |  Weightlifting


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