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Weightlifting results: Sopita Tanasan takes gold in 48kg

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Weightlifting competition kicked off at the Rio Olympics with Sopita Tanasan of taking the gold home for Thailand in the Women's 48kg (106.0lbs) weight class.

Tanasan was the leader after the snatch, completing a lift of 92.0kg (202.8 lbs). She followed that up with a clean and jerk of 108kg (238.1), finishing with a total of 200kg (440.9 lbs).

Sri Wahyuni Agustiani of Indonesia takes the silver with a total of 192kg (423 lbs), while Hiromi Miyake of Japan earned the bronze with a total of 188kg (414.4 lbs).

United States lifter Morghan King stepped up on the big stage, but finished in sixth place. She completed a personal best and American record 83kg (182.9 lbs) in the snatch, passing Tara Nott's previous record of 82.5kg (181.8 lbs), recorded on July 21, 2000.

She finished the competition with a183kg (403.4 lbs) total after a 100kg (220.4 lbs) clean and jerk, falling 2.0kg (4.4 lbs) short of her personal best of 185.0 (407.8)



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