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China's Zhou wins weightlifting gold

  • China's Zhou Lulu celebrates after winning the gold medal during the women's 75+kg group A weightlifting event of the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Excel Centre in London on August 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO/YURI CORTEZ

  • China's Zhou Lulu competes during the women's +75-kg, weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Aug. 5, 2012, in London. AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

  • Gold medalist China's Zhou Lulu salutes during the women's 75+kg group A weightlifting event of the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Excel Centre in London on August 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO/YURI CORTEZ

LONDON: China's Zhou Lulu won the gold medal in the women's super heavyweight class in a world record-smashing duel with Russia's Tatiana Kashirina.

The Russian lifter's total world record of 332 kilograms was short-lived as Zhou surpassed it by 1 kilogram with her second clean and jerk. Kashirina also set a snatch world record.

Hripsime Khurshudyan Armenia beat defending Olympic champion Jang Mi-ran of South Korea in a battle for bronze.

 
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