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Chi's Deng sets weightlifting world record

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10: Chi's Deng Wei, a three-time world weightlifting champion but an Olympic rookie, made her debut at the ongoing Olympic Games by taking the gold medal in the 63 kilogram category and setting a new world record. The 23-year-old Deng, who won the world championship in the 58 kilogram category in 2010 and in the 63 kilogram category in 2014 and 2015, set a new Olympic record in the clean and jerk on Tuesday by lifting 147 kilograms and she also broke both the world and Olympic records with a total weight lifted of 262 kilograms. IANS

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