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Thursday, 1 August, 2002, 21:26 GMT 22:26 UK

Matam Matam sweeps to gold

Cameroon's David Matam Matam took all three golds in the men's 85kg class.

But England's Anthony Arthur, a silver medallist at 94kg four years ago, delighted his home city crowd with two silvers and a bronze.

Matam Matam, who won three bronze medals four years ago in Kuala Lumpur, lifted 155kgs in the snatch.

The 27-year-old then held his nerve to lift 185kg in the clean-and-jerk on his third attempt.

Arthur lifted 150kg to clinch second spot in the snatch.

The 29-year-old then finished third in the clean-and-jerk, his overall total of 330kg giving him silver in the combined event.

Samoa's Ofisa Ofisa took silver in the clean-and-jerk and bronze overall.

Compatriot Niusila Opeloge finished with the bronze medal in the snatch.


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