Zhou wins China's 5th weightlifting gold

Published August 05, 2012

| Sports Network

Zhou Lulu set a world record in the super heavyweight class Sunday for China's fifth weightlifting gold medal of the London Olympics.

Zhou's 333-kilogram total beat by one kg the world record Russia's Tatiana Kashirina had just set. Kashirina walked away with a silver medal and the snatch world record, which she set three times during the day.

In fact, Zhou and Kashirina combined to set nine world records Sunday in a race to see who could lift the most in the +75-kg class.

Zhou ended with the world record in the clean & jerk at 187 kg and lifted 146 in the snatch. Kashirina upped the snatch record to 151 and lifted 181 in the clean & jerk for Russia's fifth weightlifting silver medal here without a win.

Hripsime Khurshudyan won Armenia's first medal in London, a bronze, while 2008 gold medalist Jang Mi-ran of South Korea finished fourth.

Sarah Robles was seventh, the top American, while teammate Holley Mangold ended 10th. Mangold is the sister of New York Jets center Nick Mangold.

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