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Asian Games: Taiwan's Lin Tzu-chi Breaks Two World Records to Grab Weightlifting Gold

Updated: 23 September 2014 14:53 IST

Lin Tzu-chi took the lead with a clean and jerk lift of 143kg which took her to a total of 259kg and smashed the old combined world record of 257kg.

Asian Games: Taiwans Lin Tzu-chi Breaks Two World Records to Grab Weightlifting Gold
Weightlifter Lin Tzu-chi with her gold medal at the Asian Games. © AFP

Incheon, South Korea:

Taiwan's Lin Tzu-chi broke two world records with her final lift to snatch gold away from China's Deng Wei in the most dramatic of fashions in the women's 63kg at the Asian Games. (Asian Games Day 4 Live Blog | Tally | Schedule)

Lin took the lead with a clean and jerk lift of 143kg which took her to a total of 259kg and smashed the old combined world record of 257kg. (Abhinav Bindra finishes Asian Games career with bronze)

Deng then strode out and hoisted 144kg on her final lift to break the clean and jerk world record by 1kg, equal Lin's total and go into gold medal position by virtue of lower body weight. (Judoka wins bronze with dislocated shoulder)

But Lin, with one lift remaining, then hauled 145kg above her head to claim gold and break both newly set world records for the clean and jerk and the combined.

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