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Sa pips Li for weightlifting gold

Sa Jae-hyouk
Sa Jae-hyouk stuns the Chinese fans

Sa Jae-hyouk claimed South Korea's first weightlifting gold in Beijing by winning the men's 77kg class.

He lifted a total of 366kg, the same as China's Li Hongli - but Sa edged the eventual silver medallist to the title because of his lower body weight.

Sa was 3kg behind Li after lifting 163kg in the snatch, but the Korean amazed the home crowd with a 203kg lift in his second clean and jerk.

Armenia's Gevorg Davtyan won bronze with a combined total of 360kg.

Home favourite Li's narrow defeat was a first for China, who have dominated the weightlifting competition, winning gold in all six categories previously completed.

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Li comfortably led the way after the snatch, but failed with his initial 198kg attempt in the clean and jerk before eventually succeeding with his last try despite a slight wobble.

A confident Sa added 8kg in a bid to break the world record in his final clean and jerk, but gave up halfway through the lift.

Defending Olympic champion Taner Sagir of Turkey was eliminated after failing in his three snatch attempts at 165kg.




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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
Liu breaks weightlifting record
13 Aug 08 |  Weightlifting
Liao wins 69kg weightlifting gold
12 Aug 08 |  Weightlifting
Zhang continues China's goldrush
11 Aug 08 |  Weightlifting
Chen defends weightlifting title
11 Aug 08 |  Weightlifting
Home teen wins weightlifting gold
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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