Chinese Woman Sets Lifting Record
LAHTI, Finland (AP) _ Wang Xiufen of China broke two world records in the women’s 116 1/2-pound class during the opening day of the World Weightlifting Championships Tuesday.
Wang lifted 203 1/2 pounds in the snatch, then twice set records in the clean-and-jerk. After lifting a record 253 pounds, she hoisted 258 1/2 pounds for a total record of 462 pounds _ 27 1/2 pounds over the previous mark.
Izabela Dragneva of Bulgaria was the silver medalist and Robin Goad of Newnan, Ga., got the bronze in her 10th World Championships. She won the gold in 1994.
China also won the women’s 105 1/2-pound title as Li Yunli lifted a total of 401 1/2 pounds.
Mutlu Halil of Turkey won the only men’s title of the day, in the 113-pound title, with a total of 649 pounds.