China's Deng Wei clinches three gold medals at the World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, November 26. [Xinhua]
Chinese lifters have taken four golds at the World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, Texas, with three of them going to Deng Wei.
The 22-year-old opened the women's 63kg final with a snatch lift of 113 kilos, then followed with a world record clean and jerk lift of 146 kilos for a winning total of 259.
"I'm very happy to win this title. Because I didn't have a lot of training before this competition. I was also not that confident, as I haven't completely recovered from some injuries is suffered several weeks before. But I gave it my all, and ended up breaking the world record. This is far beyond my expectations."
Deng Wei broke the previous clean and jerk mark of 145-kilos set by a lifter from Taiwan last year.
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