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China wins women’s weightlifting; Mangold finishes 10th

China's Zhou Lulu won gold in the women's 75+kg weightlifting event.

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China's Zhou Lulu won gold in the women's 75+kg weightlifting event.

LONDON (AP) — 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, with Zhou beating it by 1 kilogram with her second clean and jerk. Kashirina also set a snatch world record.

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

Americans Sarah Robles and Holley Mangold were seventh and 10th, respectively.

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