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This group had an out-and-out favourite in Wang Zhouyu (CHN), who planned to open nearly ten kilos heavier than her nearest competitor on snatch. Assuming she delivered, the other medals would likely be contested by Kim Un Ju (PRK), Maria Valdes Paris (CHI) and Naryury Perez Reveron (VEN).
Snatches turned out pretty much as expected. All of the main contenders hit their openers and second attempts but missed their third. Even had they gone 3/3, none of the other lifters would have matched the 120 that Wang Zhouyu (CHN) made on her second attempt. Kim Un Ju (PRK) took silver unopposed with 115 but there was a South American battle for bronze between Naryury Perez Reveron (VEN), Tamara Salazar Arce (ECU) and Maria Valdes Paris (CHI). The Venezuelan came through with her 110 after the others missed 111.
There was a nasty-looking injury for Lo Ying-Yuan (TPE) who hurt her elbow attempting 109. She was taken to hospital with suspected ligament damage.
On clean and jerks, the South American battle for bronze medals was resumed. This time, Tamara Salazar Arce (ECU) came out best, hitting 144 to claim both clean and jerk and total medals.
Kim Un Ju (PRK) needed to go big if she wanted to catch Wang Zhouyu (CHN) in the total. She opened last, on 148 and waited to see what Wang, who hit 147 on her opener, would do on her second attempt.
A successful 153 for Wang made it look hard for Kim to make up the deficit from snatch. It looked like she would have to settle for fighting for the clean and jerk gold. She hit 154 to put her in position to take advantage if the Chinese lifter missed her last attempt.
Wang took 158, looking to put the total beyond doubt. After a successful lift, her 278 total seemed unassailable. Kim was left to try 159 to take clean and jerk gold. It was too much for her, leaving Wang with a clean sweep of the gold medals.
|Snatch||Clean and Jerk||Total|
|Gold||Wang Zhouyu (CHN) – 120||Wang Zhouyu (CHN) – 158||Wang Zhouyu (CHN) – 278|
|Silver||Kim Un Ju (PRK) – 115||Kim Un Ju (PRK) – 154||Kim Un Ju (PRK) – 269|
|Bronze||Naryury Perez Reveron (VEN) – 110||Tamara Salazar Arce (ECU) – 144||Tamara Salazar Arce (ECU) – 252|
A Group Results
|Name||Nation||Sn 1||Sn 2||Sn 3||C+J 1||C+J 2||C+J 3||Total|
|2||KIM Un Ju||PRK||110||115||x117||148||154||x159||269|
|3||SALAZAR ARCE Tamara Yajaira||ECU||105||108||x111||140||144||x147||252|
|4||PEREZ REVERON Naryury Alexandra||VEN||107||110||x111||135||140||x143||250|
|5||VALDES PARIS Maria Fernanda||CHI||97||x102||x102||138||143||—||240|
A Group Start List
|KIM Un Ju||PRK||270|
|SALAZAR ARCE Tamara Yajaira||ECU||255|
|PEREZ REVERON Naryury Alexandra||VEN||252|
|VALDES PARIS Maria Fernanda||CHI||250|