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Weightlifting preview: Om Yun-Chol no longer underdog in Men's 56kg

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Day 2 of weightlifting competition at the Rio Olympics will feature men's 56kg (123lbs) and women's 53kg (117 lbs) weight classes.


EVENT TIMES AND LIVE STREAM LINKS


9:00am ET - Men's 56kg group B and women's 53kg group B 


2:30pm ET - Women's 53kg group A


6:00pm ET - Men's 56kg group A



THE COMPETITORS


Men's 56kg group A


Witoon Mingmoon  (THA)

Sinphet Kruaithong (THA)

Mirco Scarantino (ITA)

Nestor Colonia (PHI)

Long Qingquan (CHN)

Om Yun-Chol (PRK)

Kim Tuan Thach (VIE)

Habib De Las Salas De La Rosa (COL)

Arli Chontey (KAZ)

Quoc Toan Tran Le (VIE)


Women's 53kg group A


Li Yajun (CHN)

Dewi Safitri (INA)

Shu-Ching Hsu (TPE)

Jin Hee Yoon (KOR)

Hidilyn Diaz (PHI)

Rosane Dos Reis Santos (BRA)

Rebeka Koha (LAT)


Men's 56kg group B


Tom Richard Goegebuer (BEL)

Manueli Tulo (FIJ)

Elson Brechtefeld (NRU)

Chi-Chung Tan (TPE)

Josue Brachi Garcia (ESP)

Edgar Pineda Zeta (GUA)

Chagnaadorj Usukhbayar (MGL)

Hiroaki Takao (JPN)

Luis Alberto Garcia Brito (DOM)



Women's 53kg group B


Fiorella Francesca Cueva Uribe (PER)

Lely Berlitt Burgos Ortiz (PUR)

Scarleth Elizabeth Mercado Lopez (NCA)

Evagjelia Veli (ALB)

Sofia Rito (URU)

Kanae Yagi (JPN)


WHO TO WATCH

Men's 56kg


In London, Om Yun-Chol went from group B to gold medal. This time around no one is looking past Om, who comes in as a gold medal favorite. He currently holds the 56kg world record in the clean and jerk (171.0kg/377.0 lbs)



Women's 53kg


We could be heading for a battle between China's Li Yajun and reigning Olympic silver medalist Hsu Shu-Ching of Chinese Taipei. Li hopes to claim China's first 53kg gold medal since 2000.


WORLD RECORDS


Men's 56kg


Snatch - Wu Jingbao (CHN) 139.0kg/306.4 lbs

Clean and jerk - Om Yun-Chol (PRK) 171.0kg/377.0 lbs

Total -  Halil Mutlu (TUR) 305.0kg/672.4 lbs


Women's 53kg


Snatch - 103.0kg/227.1 lbs Li Ping (CHN)

Clean and jerk - 134.0kg/295.4 lbs Zulfiya Chinshanlo (KAZ) 

Total - 233.0kg/513.7 lbs Hsu Shu-Ching (PRK)


 



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