Li Yajun (CHN) Bombs Clean and Jerks, Hsu Shu-Ching (TPE) Takes Gold

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Li Yajun (China) was the favorite entering the 53kg category on Sunday. After setting a new Olympic Record with a 101kg snatch, Yajun looked to be on track. However, after missing her first 123kg clean and jerk attempt Yajun’s gold medal was not safe.

Hsu Shu-Ching (Taipei) was only 1kg behind Yajun after the snatch, and started the clean & jerk with a successful 112kg attempt. After Yajun’s missed 123kg attempt, Shu-Ching attempted 126kg unsuccessfully. Yajun then proceeded to miss 126kg as well on her next two attempts and not totaling. Shu-Ching did not attempt her third attempt as she had already secured the gold medal.

Final Podium

Athlete Snatch Clean & Jerk Total
Hsu, Shu-Ching (TPE) 100 112 212
Diaz, Hidilyn (PHI) 88 112 200
Yoon, Jin Hee (KOR) 88 111 199

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