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China's Mu breaks top mark in Chiang Mai worlds
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China's Mu Shuangshuang on Wednesday broke a world record for the total lifted in the women's 75kg category at the world weightlifting championships in Chiang Mai.

 

The 23-year-old lifted 139kg to win gold in the snatch, and hoisted 180kg in the clean and jerk to set a new world record of 319kg in total.

 

South Korea's Jang Mi-Ran, the previous world record holder, also lifted 319kg but only after Mu, meaning the Chinese lifter is the new record holder.

 

However the South Korean won gold in the aggregate because she is lighter than Mu -- weighing 115kg (253 pounds).

 

Mu, who weighs more than 135kg, took silver in the aggregate category.

 

"Anyway, this is a good result for me," said Mu. "I am happy to showcase my best form and I didn't leave any regret for myself this time in Thailand."

 

Olha Korobka of Ukraine hoisted 126kg in the snatch and 155 in the clean and jerk to claim the bronze medal overall.

 

Jang, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist, snatched 138kg to win the silver medal and lifted 181kg for the clean and jerk gold to set a new mark of 319kg for the total.

 

The 23-year-old improved her own world record, set in May last year in Wonju, by 1kg to claim her third consecutive world title.

 

Earlier yesterday, Viktors Scerbatihs won the men's 105 kg gold medal.

 

(China Daily via Agencies September 27, 2007)

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