SANTO DOMINGO, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Yang Lian of China
made her successful debut at the World Weightlifting Championships as she
smashed all three world records in the women's 48kg category with ease here on
The 24-year-old Yang took the limelight in the 48kg
class as she was always the last one to lift both in the snatch and jerk.
"I came here not just for the gold medal, but also
for breaking the world record," Yang told Xinhua.
Yang, the national champion last year, lifted 98kg in
the snatch, rewrote Turkish Nurcan Taylan's world record of 97kg set in the
Athens Olympic Games.
Yang continued her momentum in the jerk as she
hoisted 119kg tobreak the former jerk record by 1kg, thus also created a new
world record of total at 217kg, 4kg more than Chinese Wang Mingjuan set in the
worlds last year.
The 26-year-old Wiratthaworn Aree of Thailand settled
for the silver at 188kg and Hiromi Miyake of Japan placed third with the same
weight due to the body weight disadvantage.
"The result was not beyond my expectation. I knew she
would break the world record, and we really worked hard on it," Yang's coach
Chen Yijie said after the match.
"Breaking world record gives me a satisfaction of
fulfillment. I think I have the potential to break more record in the future,"
Yang said at the press conference.
"There is no end for me to smash world record, but
what I want most is the gold medal in the Bejing Olympic Games."
Yang's compatriot Qiu Le won the men's 62kg category
by hefting a total of 308kg to claim his second gold medal in a row in the
The 23-year-old Qiu, gold medalist in the worlds in
Doha, sustained his momentum to hoisted a total of 308kg, but the resultin total
is 14kg less than his own in Doha.
Oscar Figueroa of Columbia had to settle for the
silver medal at 297kg and his compatriot Diego Fernando Salazarand took the
bronze at 295kg.
"I am not satisfied with the result. I felt quite
tired when waiting for my turn on the platform, and my strength had gone away
gradually," Qiu told Xinhua after the competition.
"The weather here is so different from Beijing. The
heat and humidity really made me tired," he added. Enditem