LONDON (Reuters) – China’s Wang Mingjuan extended a 10-year unbeaten international record to win gold in the first women’s weightlifting event of the London Games, giving the Chinese team a perfect start in their defense of four Olympic titles won in Beijing.
Wang, 26, eased to victory in the 48-kilogram weight division, lifting a combined total of 205kgs to the delight of the strong Chinese contingent in the 6,000-seat ExCel arena.
Lifting the heaviest weight in both styles of lift – the explosive one-phase snatch and the two-stage clean and jerk – Wang posted a total of 8kg more than silver-medal winner Hiromi Miyake from Japan.
Ryang Chun Hwa of North Korea took the bronze with a total of 192kg, edging out 17-year-old Sirivimon Pramongkhol of Thailand.
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