Saturday, August 9, 2008

China wins first gold

Chinese weightlifter Chen Xiexia set an Olympic record as she won the hosts their first gold medal of the 2008 Games on the opening day.She took the 48kg class to huge cheers from the partisan crowd, clinching victory with a total of 212kg. Turkey's Sibel Ozkan's total of 199kg earned silver, while Taiwanese lifter Chen Wei-Ling lifted 196kg for bronze.

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