The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea’s Om Yun Chol has broken his own clean and jerk world record and set a new total world record in the Men’s 55 kg category.
Om opened on snatch after everyone else had finished and took a seven-kilo lead into clean and jerks. After winning the category with his opener, he then missed a 163 kg clean and jerk world record attempt. Undaunted, he increased the weight to 166 – over triple bodyweight. He stuck the jerk to break his own clean and jerk world record and set the M55 total world record for the first time.