Chinese weightlifter Long smashes world record to win Olympic gold
Updated: 2016-08-08 08:10
Long Qingquan of China wins the men's 56kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games weightlifting events at the Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 7, 2016. [Photo by Wei Xiaohao/China Daily]
RIO DE JANEIRO - - China's Long Qingquan lifted 170kg in the jerk for a world record total of 307kg to take the men's 56kg weightlifting gold medal at the Rio Olympics on Sunday.
Om Yun Chaol from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea grabbed the silver with 303kg and Sinphet Kuraithong of Thailand had the bronze in 289kg.