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Le Quic Toan Tran has set the bar towards the middle of the snatch segment with a 121kg lift. He could not convert a 123kg lift on his next attempt.
Gold medal favorite Om Yun-Col took over first place with a 128kg snatch, forcing the rest of the weight class to up their
Kazakstan's Arli Chontey claimed first for a minute with a 130kg snatch before Vietnam's Kim Tuan Thach also lifted 130kg, taking over first by virtue of lighter body weight.
Leads aren't lasting very long in this weight class. . . Long Qingquan, Om Yun-Col and Kruaithong completed their attempts at 132kg.
Om regains the lead with a 134kg snatch.
Long puts the pressure on Om heading into the clean and jerk by tying an Olympic snatch record at 137kg
Weightlifting isn't just a game of strength, and the women's 53kg group A proved just that.
Despite setting an Olympic record in the snatch, gold medal favorite Li Yajun missed on all three attempts at the clean and jerk. Chinese Tapei's Hsu Shu-Ching, on the other hand, played it safe in her first clean and jerk (112kg/246.9 lbs) en route to a 212kg (467.3 lbs) total and Chinese Taipei's first weightlifting gold medal.
Hidilyn Diaz wins the silver (first medal for the Philipines) with a total of 200kg (440.9 lbs) and Yoon Jin Hee takes the bronze with a total of 199kg (438.7 lbs)
Dewi Safitri of Indonesia kicks off the afternoon session.
Brazilian lifter Rosane Dos Reis Santos comes out to a huge ovation from the hometown crowd before converting an 85kg lift (187.3 lbs)
Already successful at 88kg (194.0lbs), Yoon Jin Hee was unable to take possession of the lead with a lift of 90kg (198.4 lbs).
After passing Yoon in the hallway, Latvia's Rebeka Koha successfully completed a 90kg (198.4 lbs) snatch, taking the lead.
Brazil's Dos Reis Santos also completed a 90kg (198.4) lift. That lands her in second place for the time being. . .
90kg looked like a key weight to this point in the 53kg weight class. That was until Chinese Tapei's Hsu Shu-Ching stepped up to the weights. She easily lifted 92kg (202.8 lbs), then took control with a 96kg (211.6 lbs) snatch.
Her lead was short-lived. Li Yajun of China completed a 98kg (216.0 lbs) snatch in her first attempt. She then completed a 101kg (222.6 lbs) snatch for a new Olympic record. She attempted a new world record (104kg/229.2 lbs) in her third snatch, but couldn't complete the lift. She holds the lead after the snatch with Hsu (100kg) in second.
We're on to the clean and jerk. 18-year-old Koha of Latvia takes over first place with a 107kg clean and jerk.
Yoon Jin Hee is now on top of the leaderboard after a 110kg clean and jerk
First place was Hidilyn Diaz's for a moment after a 111kg (244.7 lbs) lift in her first attempt at the clean and jerk. But Yoon of Korea lifted 111kg, then Hsu of Chinese Taipei completed a 112kg clean and snatch.
Diaz clinches a medal with a 112kg (246.9 lbs) in her second attempt at the clean and snatch. She finishes with a 200kg (440.9 lbs) total.
After an Olympic record in the snatch, Li Yajun - the gold medal favorite - bombs out in the clean and jerk. Chinese Tapei's Hsu Shu-Ching will take the gold with Hidilyn Diaz and Yoon Jin Hee taking silver and bronze respectively.
Luis Alberto Garcia Brito of the Dominican Republic set the bar high in group B after the snatch, lifting 118kg (260.1 lbs).
Garcia Brito followed his 118kg (260.1 lbs) snatch up with a clean and jerk of 145kg (319.6 lbs). That gives him a total of 263kg (579.8 lbs), leading the men's 56kg at the conclusion of group B.
After a break women's 53kg is set to get underway.
Japan's Kanae Yagi leads the women's 53kg group B after the snatch with a 81kg (178.5 lbs) lift. Evagjelia Veli of Albania is in second with 75kg (165.3 lbs).
Kanae Yagi completes a clean and jerk of 105kg (231.4 lbs). She leads the 53kg at the conclusion group B with a total of 186kg (410.06 lbs).