Women`s 58kg: The category fielding 30 competitors featured the first encounter between a Russian and a Chinese favourite. In the first part Russian Svetlana Tsarukaeva defeated her Chinese opponent by 1 kg, but Qiu Hongmei took back the lead in clean and jerk, sweeping in the total gold medal. Meanwhile, Wandee Kameaim of Thailand became victorious in clean and jerk. Thus the women`s 58kg celebrated three new world champions. Qiu Hongmei attempted to break a world record in jerk but she failed.
Qiu Hongmei CHN