When it comes to weightlifting at the Olympics, China has tied the all-time record with seven gold medals.
+87kg Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
On Monday, Li Wenwen and Wang Zhouyu won the women’s heavyweight weight categories, giving China its sixth and seventh weightlifting gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Games, tying Russia’s record from the 1976 Games.
Wang won the women’s 87 kg class with a total of 270 kg, and 21-year-old Li held a commanding lead in the +87 kg category, lifting 320 kg to create an Olympic record.
She did not succeed in breaking her own world record of 335kg set earlier this year, but Li was the last lifter to make three straight lifts in the clean and jerk.
I want to express my gratitude to my coach for helping me realise my goal of winning a gold medal at this competition “Through an interpreter, Li stated. “Can’t believe I accomplished anything so great!
Sarah Robles of the United States won bronze with a weight of 282 kilogrammes, while Emily Campbell of Great Britain came in second with 283 kilogrammes.
She stands Alone as an Exceptional Performer.
Just trying to challenge myself, “Robles declared while making reference to Li. After Katherine Nye’s silver in the 76 kilogramme event, American judoka Anthony Robles took home the gold in the Tokyo Olympics.
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Wang’s total weight of 270 kilogrammes was seven kilos greater than the silver medalist, Tamara Salazar of Ecuador in the women’s 87 kilogramme division. Crismery Santana of the Dominican Republic took third with a bronze medal weight of 256 kg.
Wang was Unhappy with how she Performed.
Wang, speaking through an interpreter, told reporters, “I wanted to lift 10 kilogrammes more.” “The only person I might blame for my defeat is myself.”
When asked about China’s gold medal sweep in weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics, Wang said her squad was motivated by a desire to demonstrate the country’s strength at every opportunity.
She Remarked, “We become Stronger by Competing Together.”
After an unexpectedly failed first try at 115 kilogrammes, Wang completed a lift of 120 kg on her third attempt, putting her in the lead.
She attempted and failed to clean and jerk 160 kilogrammes, the weight she needed to lift to break her world record established at the 2019 world championships.