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.
|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|