|Jiang Huihua in action during the women's 49kg category at the Asian Weightlifting Championships [Xinhua/Wang Yiliang]
China's Jiang Huihua claimed women's 49kg gold at the Asian Weightlifting Championships.
JINJU, South Korea, May 5 (Xinhua) — Jiang Huihua won China's first gold medals at the Asian Weightlifting Championships here on Friday, defeating her teammate and Tokyo Olympic champion Hou Zhihui on the first day of competition.
Jiang showed her best form in the women's 49kg category, starting with a lift of 94kg in the snatch to beat 93kg lifted by Hou.
After lifting 113kg on her second clean and jerk to win gold, Jiang tried to set a new world record of 120kg on her final attempt, but to no avail.
The clean and jerk silver went to Rira Suzuki of Japan who lifted 111kg, while Hou took bronze as she failed in her third attempt at 115kg.
Jiang took another gold in the total with 207kg, and Hou followed her teammate with 204kg.
In the women's 45kg category, Siriwimon Pramongkhol of Thailand secured three gold medals with lifts of 77kg in the snatch, 100kg in the clean and jerk and 177kg in the total.
Rose Jean Ramos of the Philippines pocketed three silver medals in the event.
Tu Tung Do of Vietnam lifted 147kg in the clean and jerk and 263kg in the total to win two golds in the men's 55kg category, while his teammate Son Dinh Ngo gained a gold in the snatch and two silvers in the clean and jerk and the total.
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