First Beijing Olympic record in weightlifting
Chen Xiexia /China/ in 48 kg won with an Olympic record total of 212 kg. The former Olympic record holder is Nurcan Taylan /TUR/, the defending Olympic Champion who lifted first 205 kg, then 210 kg in Athens. This morning she was not successful at all and had no result. According to Turkish explanation for this fact she had knee injury not long time before Olympic Games.
Chen Xiexia /China/ broke another Olympic record as well. Her cleand and jerk result is 117 kg. The former Olympic record holder is Aree Wiratthawom /THA/ by 115 kg she jerked in Athens.
China now holds 14 of 20 Olympic records in women’s weightlifting.