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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.


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


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)


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.


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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