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Taiwanese weightlifter wins gold at Tokyo Olympics

27.07.2021 113 просмотров

Silver went to the representative of Turkmenistan Polina Guryeva, bronze - Japanese Mikiko Ando.


Guo Xingzhun from Taiwan became the winner of the Olympic weightlifting tournament in the weight category up to 59 kg.

The athlete in total showed a result of 236 kg (103 kg in the snatch + 133 kg in the clean and jerk), Polina Guryeva (93+121; 217), a representative of Turkmenistan Polina Guryeva (93+121; 217), bronze went to JapaneseMikiko Ando (94+120; 214). Polina Gurieva's medal was the first for the team of Turkmenistan to participate in the Olympics.

27-year-oldGuo Xingzhun set an Olympic record. In 2018, there was a revision of the weight categories, as a result of which the number of medals for men and women became equal and new weight categories appeared. Such changes were due to the fact that the International Weightlifting Federation wanted to show the International Olympic Committee that the federation was not satisfied with the situation with doping, and changing weight categories would reset Olympic and world records.

For Guo Xingzhun this is the first gold of the Olympics, at the Games in 2016 she won bronze. Also, the weightlifter is the owner of a world record; at the World Championships in 2019, she showed a result of 246 kg. During her career, she became a four-time world champion, a three-time Asian champion and a two-time winner of the Universiade.

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