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China's 'game of power' continues with medal haul

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-08-11 10:14 Comments

China's 'game of power' continues with medal haul

Xiang Yanmei poses with her gold medal. [Photo/Xinhua]

Xiang Yanmei of China shrugged off the unexpected neck injury to win the gold medal for China in the women's 69kg category final on Wednesday.

Xiang, winner at the world championships in 2013 and 2015, failed in her third attempt in the snatch competition when she put the 118kg barbell above her head but suddenly the barbell fell awkwardly on her head and down her neck and dropped to the floor.

Zhazira Zhapparkul of Kazakhstan, who stood below Xiang on the podium at the 2015 worlds, claimed the silver with a total of 259kg and the bronze went to Sara Ahmed of Egypt at 255kg.

Lyu Xiaojun won silver medal in men's 77kg weightlifting at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 10, 2016. Lyu smashed the men's snatch world record with 177kg. Lyu lost his gold medal to Nijat Rahimov of Kazakhstan due to his weight.

Cheng Xunzhao won bronze medal in men's 90kg judo class at Rio Olympics to mark the country's male judoist best Olympic performance.

China's Lin Chaopan and Deng Shudi took fifth and sixth spot in artistic gymnastics men's individual all-around at Rio Olympics. Japan's Kohei Uchimura won the gold medal.

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