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Asian Games: Triple-record for North Korean lifter Kim Un-Guk

Incheon: North Korea's Kim Un-Guk broke three world records on his way to gold in the 62kg class weightlifting yesterday. He followed up his record 154kg snatch with a clean and jerk of 174kg to set a new combined record of 228kg.

Kim Un-Guk competes in the 62kg weightlifting event. Pic/AFP
Kim Un-Guk competes in the 62kg weightlifting event. Pic/AFP 

Then with his final attempt he successfully lifted 178kg to shatter it again with a combined 332kg, 5kg more than the mark he set in winning Olympic gold in 2012.

Meanwhile, Taiwan's Hsu Shu-ching rewrote the record books as she took the women's 53kg class weightlifting gold. Having seen Kazakhstan's Zulfiya Chinshanlo break her own clean and jerk world record by 1kg with her second attempt at 132kg, Hsu replied with the same weight on her next lift.

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