Olympic champion defeated

Women`s 69kg: Major surprise in this category of 26 entries. We had never seen this before: Liu Chunhong of China could not step on the top of the podium of medals. the Olympic and 5-time senior world champion was defeated by Russian Oxana Slivenko, a first-time participant in the senior worlds field.

Alone the fact that Liu Chunhong had chosen this category was a surprise, as she had recently swept the 75kg. The matchpoint came in snatch, when Liu made a mistake and had an injured elbow, forcing her to retire.

In contrast, Russian Slivenko was at her prime and snatched a new world record ? improving Liu`s previous mark to 123kg. Slivenko`s ultimate victory was no longer questioned. We saw a wonderful performance by 26-year old Jeane Elizabeth Lassen, winning a bronze in total for Canada and a silver in clean and jerk.

Oxana Slivenko RUS

Oxana Slivenko RUS

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MEDAL TABLE
  Nation
1 CHN 5 2  
2 THA 2 1 1
3 IRI 2    
4 PRK 1 3  
5 KAZ 1 1 3
6 COL 1   1
6 GEO 1   1
6 TPE 1   1
9 UZB 1    
10 ARM   2  
10 BLR   2  
10 INA   2  
13 PHI   1  
13 TUR   1  
15 EGY     2
16 ESP     1
16 JPN     1
16 KOR     1
16 LTU     1
16 ROU     1
16 USA     1

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