Podobedova takes gold for Kazakhstan

Svetlana Podobedova fulfilled a dream this afternoon as she won Olympic gold for Kazakhstan having seen off the threat from her two dominant Russian rivals.

In a dramatic women’s 75kg, Podobedova clinched gold with the final lift of the competition to deny Natalya Zabolotnaya – triumphing on bodyweight alone after the pair tied with a total of 291kg, smashing the Olympic record.

Reigning world champion Nadezda Evstyukhina had earlier caused surprise when she tumbled out having failed with all three snatch attempts.

Bronze went to Belarus’ Iryna Kulesha, who came out with a 269kg total.

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