Sport Lifter Shi breaks own world mark for gold
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Chinese star Shi Zhiyong has broken his own world record to win the men's 73kg weightlifting event at the Olympics, claiming a gold medal for the second Games in a row.
The 27-year-old lifted a combined 364kg to better the world record of 363kg he set at the 2019 world championships.
Shi remained strong throughout the competition, breaking the Olympic record in the snatch with his second lift and again with his third.
Shi, gold medallist at the 2016 Olympics in the 69 kg category, also broke the Olympic record for the clean and jerk on his first attempt.
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Venezuela's Julio Ruben Mayora Pernia won the silver medal and Indonesia's Rahmat Erwin Abdullah the bronze.
Australian Brandon Wakeling finished 13th.
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Wakeling, who became the second Indigenous Australian to lift at an Olympics, successfully attempted 125kg in snatch and 166kg in clean and jerk.
A combined 291kg bettered the 27-year-old's effort at the 2018 and 2019 world championships.
But it wasn't enough for Wakeling, whose early sporting dreams were of long jump before he shifted to focus to rugby league then weightlifting, to rise up the rankings and into medal contention at the Tokyo International Forum.
Charisma Amoe-Tarrant, who will compete alongside transgender Olympian Laurel Hubbard in the +87kg category on Monday, is the next Australian lifter in action at these Games.
- with Reuters
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