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Weightlifting recap: Records fall in men's 56kg and women's 53kg

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If you like drama, the Men's 56kg was for you. 

It took a world record and an Olympic record to do it, but Long Qingquan was able to outlast reigning gold medalist Om Yun-Col to take the gold in the men's 56kg weight class.

Three Olympic records fell in the span on two minutes. 

Om set an Olympic record with a 169kg (372.5 lbs) clean and jerk, but Long Qingquan broke that record with a 170kg (374.7 lbs) lift. He also set a new world record with a total of 307kg (676.8 lbs) in the process.

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Men's 56kg group A

6:28 PM

Le Quic Toan Tran has set the bar towards the middle of the snatch segment with a 121kg (266.7 lbs) lift. He could not convert a 123kg (271.1 lbs) lift on his next attempt.

6:37 PM

Gold medal favorite Om Yun-Col took over first place with a 128kg (282.1 lbs) snatch.

6:40 PM

Kazakstan's Arli Chontey claimed first for a minute with a 130kg (286.6 lbs) snatch before Vietnam's Kim Tuan Thach also lifted 130kg (286.6 lbs), taking over first by virtue of lighter body weight.

6:47 PM

Leads aren't lasting very long in this weight class. . . Long Qingquan, Om Yun-Col and Kruaithong completed their attempts at 132kg (291.0 lbs).

6:50 PM

Om regains the lead with a 134kg (295.4 lbs) snatch.

6:54 PM

Long puts the pressure on Om heading into the clean and jerk by tying an Olympic snatch record at 137kg (302.0 lbs)

7:19 PM

A number of lead changes early in the clean and jerk segment. Arli Chontey is currently holding first place with 278kg total.

7:33 PM

Kruaithong completes a 157kg (346.1 lbs) clean and jerk and takes over the lead at 289kg (637.1 lbs) with a lift to go. 

7:38 PM

Long Qingquan completes a 161kg (354.9 lbs) clean and jerk to take over first place at 298kg (656.9 lbs) total

7:40 PM

Kruaithong can't complete his last lift, but he's guaranteed a medal.

7:41 PM

Om takes over first place with a 299kg (659.1 lbs) after a 165kg (363.7 lbs) clean and jerk.

7:42 PM

It's officially a battle between Long Qingquan and Om Yun-Chol. Long completes a 166kg (365.9 lbs) lift to get his total up to 303kg (668.0 lbs)

7:45 PM

Om sets an Olympic record with a 169k (372.5 lbs) clean and jerk until. . . 

7:47 PM

Long breaks two records with one lift. He sets the Olympic record with a 170kg (374.7 lbs) clean and jerk. He also set a new world record with a total of 307kg (676.8 lbs). Three weightlifting records were broken in a span of two minutes.



Women's 53kg group A

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)

2:43 PM

Dewi Safitri of Indonesia kicks off the afternoon session. 

2:48 PM

Brazilian lifter Rosane Dos Reis Santos comes out to a huge ovation from the hometown crowd before converting an 85kg lift (187.3 lbs)

2:57 PM

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).

3:00 PM

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. . . 

3:04 PM

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.

3:10 PM

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. 


3:30 PM

We're on to the clean and jerk. 18-year-old Koha of Latvia takes over first place with a 107kg clean and jerk.

3:38 PM

Yoon Jin Hee is now on top of the leaderboard after a 110kg clean and jerk

3:41 PM

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.

3:45 PM

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.

3:50 PM

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.


Men's 56kg group B

Luis Alberto Garcia Brito of the Dominican Republic set the bar high in group B after the snatch, lifting 118kg (260.1 lbs).

10:39 AM

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.

11:30 AM

After a break women's 53kg is set to get underway.


Women's 53kg group B

12:05 PM

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).

12:46 PM

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).













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