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ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) _ With the barbell bending and four men struggling to lift 451 pounds, it was less than a pound of body weight that decided the world champion Wednesday.

S. Abbas Nader of Qatar won the gold after he and Arsen Melikyan of Armenia both lifted a combined weight of 803 pounds in the men's 169 1/2-pound weight class. Nader weighs 12 ounces less than Melikyan and ties are decided by body weight.

Nader, who formerly competed as Andrei Ivanov of Bulgaria, lifted 356 1/2 pounds in the snatch and 445 1/2 in the clean-and-jerk.

Oleg Perepetchenov of Russia took third at 792.

The top four men all failed to lift 451 pounds in the clean-and-jerk.

Earlier, Xiao Ying of China lifted 506 pounds to win the women's 139-pound class.

Xiao, a former Chinese national champion on her first trip to the worlds, lifted 231 pounds in the snatch and 275 in the clean-and-jerk.

Anastasia Tsakiri of Greece and Kuo Ping-Chun of Taiwan each lifted 500 1/2, but the silver went to Tsakiri because of her lighter body weight. placed sixth: Dondu Ay of Turkey.

Dondu Ay of Turkey, competing in the women's event, nearly hit a referee with a barbell loaded with 220 pounds as she tried to regain her balance. She later fainted on the lifting podium and was carried off on a stretcher, but officials later said her condition was fine.