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DOHA, Nov 11 (AFP) - China's Gu Wei set two world records while sweeping the women's 58kg competition at the Centennial World Weightlifting Championships here on Friday.

Wei won the snatch and the clean and jerk on way to the overall gold with a total lift of 241 kilos, that was a kilo better than the previous world record of compatriot Wang Li set in Bali in 2003.

She also set a new world mark in the clean and jerk, with her third lift effort of 139 kilos proving a whopping four kilos better than Thailand's Wandee Kameaim, who had hoisted 135 kilos a few minutes earlier.

Wandee's 135 kilo effort was two kilos better than China's Sun Cai Yan's 133 set in Izmir in 2002, but the brave Thai girl saw her record consigned to history in a matter of minutes as Wei went for broke, literally, with a 139kg lift in her third attempt.

Wei had won the hearts of about 200 fans at the venue when she bungled her 100 and 101 kilo lifts in the snatch, but produced a sensational 102 kilo heave with her final attempt to beat Wandee by a kilo.



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