London, England – North Korean Kim Un Guk set a world record Monday as he won the gold medal in the 62-kilogram category in weightlifting at the London Olympics.
Kim also set an Olympic record in the snatch, lifting 153kg. After recording 174kg in the clean and jerk, he had set the world mark with a total of 327kg.
The former world champion Kim was 10kg ahead of Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosqueira, of Colombia, and Eko Yuli Irawan.
But because Mosqueira weighed in a fraction of a pound less than Irawan, he took silver and the Indonesian won bronze.
Zhang Jie, last year's world champion, finished just out of the medals in fourth.