Rio 2016: Chinese lifter Long Qingquan bags gold, sets world record
Rio de Janeiro: Chinese lifter Long Qingquan once again bagged a gold medal after winning the men’s 56 kg weightlifting event in the Rio Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro of Brazil.
Setting a world record, he lifted total of 307 kg in the contest.
He defeated North Korea’s Om Yun Chaol who was a defending champion of the title.
Long lifted 137kg and 170 kg to surpass the Turkish legend Halil Mutlu’s world record of 305 kg which was scripted by him 16 years ago.
Long Qingquan said-
- I came to the contest with two aims; to win the competition and break the record. Fortunately I succeeded in doing both.
- I had been preparing for the competition for the last four years as I could not get a chance to compete in the (London) 2012 Olympic Games.
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