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China wins two more events at World Weightlifting Championships

China wins two more events at World Weightlifting Championships

Li Hongli and Qiu Hongmei each claimed titles Tuesday and hiked China's gold medal tally to 14 at the World Weightlifting Championships.
Li won the snatch in the men's 77-kilo class with a lift of 167 kilograms while Qiu took the women's overall 58-kilo title with a hoist of 237 kilograms.
IWF president Tamas Ajan confirmed an earlier report that nine of the 11-man Iranian team had tested positive for excessive levels of testosterone on Sept. 10 and had been banned from the championships. He did not identify any of the nine.
Iranian state-run television earlier in the day say eight of the weightlifters had been suspended two years and the ninth was banned for life along with their Bulgarian-born coach, Georgi Ivanov.
Turkey's Olympic champion Taner Sagir took the men's overall 77-kilo title with a lift of 361 kilograms, wresting the crown from defending champion Li, who settled for silver with 359. Armenia's Ara Khachatryan took bronze with 357.
In the snatch, Li held off Sagir, who lifted 166 kilograms.
Russia won a pair of medals in the men's 77-kilo class clean and jerk with Oleg Perepetchenov taking gold with a lift of 198 kilograms, one kilo more than silver medalist and compatriot Vladislav Lukanin. Sagir won the bronze with 195 kilos.
Russia also won the women's 58-kilo snatch when Svetlana Tsaurkaeva lifted 108 kilos, beating Qiu, who hoisted 107.
Thailand's Wandee Kameaim won the clean and jerk with a lift of 130 and finished third in the snatch (100) and overall (230).
The competition continues through Sunday.


Updated : 2021-05-15 12:20 GMT+08:00