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Every single lifter made their opener in this A group and all but one got their second attempts to, meaning the competition moved quickly.
Most lifters were done on snatches by the time the likely medalists came out. Loredana Toma (ROU), Rim Un Sim (PRK) and Deng Wei (CHN) all lifted within a kilo of each other on first and second attempts, leaving third attempts to decide the medals.
Rim Un Sim went first, hitting 114. Toma then asked for 116 to try to take Deng Wei’s world record. Despite having hit it in the training hall a few days ago, she could not make it stick. That left Deng Wei to attempt to extend her own record, which she duly did. She looked like there were a few more kilos in the tank even.
Clean and jerks were about two competitions. One was between most of the athletes for the silver and bronze medals. The other was just Deng Wei against her own medals. Everyone else had finished lifting when Deng opened on 138. She then took 143 on her second attempt to extend her clean and jerk and total world records.
Normally athletes finish when they have broken the records, declining further attempts. Unusually, Deng asked for the bar to be raised to 145 kilos. She completed the lift like it was routine, extending her clean and jerk world record and pushing her total record to 261.
It is a measure of the dominance of the Chinese lifter that Rim Un Sim (PRK) put in a brilliant 6/6 performance but still finished ten kilos back from Deng in the total.
It is a shame that Deng has no competition – we will probably never find out what she is really capable of.
- World record snatch – Deng Wei (CHN) 116
- World record clean and jerk – Deng Wei (CHN) 143 (later broken)
- World record total – Deng Wei (CHN) 259 (later broken)
- World record clean and jerk – Deng Wei (CHN) 145
- World record total – Deng Wei (CHN) 261
|Snatch||Clean and Jerk||Total|
|Gold||Deng Wei (CHN) – 116||Deng Wei (CHN) – 145||Deng Wei (CHN) – 261|
|Silver||Rim Un Sim (PRK) – 114||Rim Un Sim (PRK) – 137||Rim Un Sim (PRK) – 251|
|Bronze||Loredana Toma (ROU) – 112||Mercedes Perez Tigrero (COL) – 132||Loredana Toma (ROU) – 240|
A Group Results
|Name||Nation||Sn 1||Sn 2||Sn 3||C+J 1||C+J 2||C+J 3||Total|
|2||RIM Un Sim||PRK||108||112||114||130||134||137||251|
|3||PEREZ TIGRERO Mercedes Isabel||COL||102||x106||106||128||132||135||241|
|6||CHARRON Maude G||CAN||100||103||x106||123||127||x130||230|
|8||LLAMOSA MOSQUERA Nathalia||COL||98||102||x104||120||x125||x125||222|
|9||SASSER Mathlynn Langtor||USA||96||100||x103||x125||x126||x127||—|
A Group Start List
|RIM Un Sim||PRK||245|
|PEREZ TIGRERO Mercedes Isabel||COL||237|
|SASSER Mathlynn Langtor||USA||232|
|LLAMOSA MOSQUERA Nathalia||COL||232|
|CHARRON Maude G||CAN||231|