In the women?s 63kg category the Olympic and world champion Thai Pawina Thongsuk was facing this year?s world champion Quyang Xiaofang (CHN). Although the latter lifted one kilo more than in Santo Domingo, Thongsuk was still more outstanding and with a 142kg new world record clean and jerk (and a 5kg higher total) she reconfirmed her supremacy.
In the 69kg ladies, Liu Haixia outscored the runner-up by 30kg overall. In ?Chinese style?, she started to snatch and jerk when the others had already finished their performance. She added two kilos to her own world-title winning result.
Introduced at the 2006 World Championships, Cao Lei was saved real competition this time in the women’s 75kg. The Chinese woman won hands down with a 22kg lead on Oo Mya Sanda from Myanmar. Cao Lei improved her own best mark from 268kg to 272kg.
In the 77kg men?s category, Li Hongli compensated for his defeat at the World Championships by Turkish Sagir Taner. Li?s Asian-Games winning total was equal to Sagir?s: 361kg.
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Olympic Champion Pawina Thongsuk (THA) excelled in 63kg