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Weightlifting recap: Men's 77kg and women's 69kg

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It took a world record clean and jerk to do it, but Nijat Rahimov of Kazakstan steals the gold medal away from favorite Lyu Xiaojun of China.

Men's 77kg group A

6:36 PM

Three lifters are currenly tied in first at 165kg in the snatch, but Andranik Karapetyan of Armenia and Lyu Xiaojun break that up with 170kg lifts.

6:40 PM

"Game on," says the commentator. It appears it's going to be a battle between Lyu Xiaojun and Andranik Karapetyan. Lyu is at 175kg, Karapetyan at 174kg.

6:44 PM

Lyu Xiaojun breaks his own world record of 176kg in the snatch with a lift of 177kg. That takes him into the clean and jerk with a lead of 3kg.

7:10 PM

That's it for Karapetyan. He injured his arm on his second attempt at the clean and jerk.

7:21 PM

Lyu Xiaojun is in gold medal position with a clean and jerk of 197kg with a total of 374kg.

7:24 PM

Lyu is remains in gold medal position with a 202kg clean and jerk to get his total to 379kg (matching his gold medal total from London)

7:28 PM

Nijat Rahimov of Kazakstan just STOLE the gold medal from Lyu Xiaojun. He converts a world record clean and jerk of 214kg to get him up to a total of 379kg.

Women's 69kg group A

Xiang Yanmei helped add to China's weightlifting success in the Rio games with a gold medal in the women's 69kg weight class.

Xiang had a total of 261kg (116kg snatch/145kg clean and jerk) to give China their third weightlifting gold of the 2016 Olympics.

Sara Ahmed of Egypt makes history in the women's 69kg division. The 18-year-old is the first Egyptian woman to stand on an Olympic podium with a medal. The first Egyptian woman to earn a medal was Abeer Abdelrahman, who was awarded a London 2012 silver medal after other lifters were disqualified for doping.

The silver medal goes to Zhazira Zhapparkul with a 259kg total.


3:12 PM

We're a good way into group A and Neisi Patricia Dajomes Barrera's group B score was standing up compared to the new scores. Sara Ahmed of Egypt is currently ahead in the snatch segment at 110kg.

3:16 PM

It looks like Zhazira Zhapparkul of Kazakstan and China's Xiang Yanmei are going to battle it out in the women's 69kg. Xiang Yanmei had 113kg in her first attempt at the snatch, Zhapparkul converted 115kg in her secord attempt.

3:18 PM

Xiang has possession of first place heading into the clean and jerk with a 116kg lift in the snatch.

3:45 PM

Really cool story for Armenia's Nazik Avdalyan. She was in a car accident and has been recovering for the last few years. Now after a 135kg clean and jerk she has a total of 242kg and is currently in second place in group A.

3:53 PM

Lots of lead changes to this point. Strategy is going to play a big factor in the result here. Zhapparkul was the leader with 255kg after a clean and jerk of 140kg. Xiang Yanmei took over with 258kg thanks to a 142kg clean and jerk.

3:58 PM

Sara Ahmed of Egypt is now in medal contention for a medal after a clean and jerk of 143kg. Zhazira Zhapparkul's 144kg clean and jerk and 259kg total clinches her a medal.

4:00 PM

Xiang Yanmei of China wins the gold medal. She lifted a 145kg clean and jerk and a total of 261kg.  Zhapparkul takes the silver and 18-year-old Sara Ahmed of Egypt wins the bronze.


Men's 77kg group B

Colombia's Andres Mauricio Caicedo Piedrahita holds the lead in group B after the snatch segment with of 155 kg (341.7 lbs). Andres Eduardo Mata Perez of Spain is in second with 153kg (337.3 lbs).

10:01 AM

Mata Perez  is currently sititng in first with a total of 343kg after a 190kg clean and jerk in his third attempt. Worth noting: Caicedo Piedrahita, group B leader after the snatch, has yet to attempt a clean and jerk.

10:05 AM

First place in group B belongs to Caicedo Piedrahita after lifting 191kg in the clean and jerk. That puts him at 346kg with two lifts to go. 

10:11 AM

He couldn't complete his second and third lifts, so Caicedo Piedrahita leads the men's 77kg weight class after group B with a total of 346kg.

Women's 69kg group B

11:58 AM 

With the leader at 90kg, Rebekah Tiler of Great Britain and Patrychia Piechowiak of Poland made statements with 98kg lifts in the snatch.

12:01 PM

Business has picked up in the 29kg group B. Neisi Patricia Dajomes Barrera of Ecuador put a little pressure on Tiler and Piechowiak with a 100kg snatch in her first attempt.

12:04 PM

Piechowiak (second lift) and Tiler (third lift) passed Dajomes Barrera momentarily with lifts of 101kg (222.6 lbs) in the snatch. 

12:08 PM

Dajomes Barrera took the lead in her second snatch with a lift of 104kg (229.2 lbs) before expanding her lead with 107kg (235.8 lbs) in her third attempt.

12:38 PM

Tiler sets the bar in the clean and jerk with a first lift of 122kg. That puts her total at 223kg for the moment.

12:43 PM

In her final lift, Tiler completes a 126kg lift to get her totl up to 227 kg. That expanded her lead for a little bit, but Dajomes Barrera took over with a 130kg first lift in the clean and jerk and a total of 237 kg.

12:50 PM

After a third clean and jerk of 135kg, Dajomes Barrera leads the women's 69kg after group B with a total of 242kg.








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