China's Shang Shichun sets world record
( 2003-11-21 14:14) (Agencies)
China's Shang Shichun set three world records in the women's 75-kilogram
(363-pound) division at the World Weightlifting Championships on Thursday.
The 24-year-old Shang broke records in the snatch,
clean and jerk and total weight, all set last year by countrywoman Sun Ruiping.
Shang lifted 120 kilograms (264 pounds) to eclipse the snatch record of 260.7
pounds, and her clean and jerk of 153 kilograms (336.6 pounds) surpassed the
previous mark of 152.5 kilograms (335.5 pounds).
Her total weight of 272.5 kilograms (599.5 pounds) easily beat Sun's mark of
270 kilograms (594 pounds).
Egypt's Nahla Ramadan finished second. She set a world junior record in the
117.5-kilogram (258.5-pound) snatch and beating the previous record of 116.5
kilograms (256.3 pounds).
Bulgaria's Slaveyka Ruzhinska finished third.