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Asian Games: North Korean Weightlifter Sets World Record

Updated: 20 September 2014 18:24 IST

Om Yun Chol, the 2012 Olympic champion and 2013 world champion, beat his own world record by one kilogram to win North Korea's first gold medal at the Asian Games.

Asian Games: North Korean Weightlifter Sets World Record
Om Yun Chol of North Korea reacts after making a good lift to win the men's 56kg weightlifting competition. © AP

Incheon:

North Korea's Om Yun Chol has set a world record in the clean and jerk, lifting 170 kilograms in the men's 56-kilogram class at the Asian Games. (Complete coverage of Asian Games)

Om, the 2012 Olympic champion and 2013 world champion, beat his own world record on Saturday by one kilogram to win North Korea's first gold medal at the games.

Om also had a combined total of 298 kilograms to mark an Asian Games record after lifting 128 kilograms in the snatch.

North Korea has 150 athletes competing in 14 sports at the games.

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