Asian Weightlifting Championships Open With Two World Records

Qinhuangdao, China - Getting things off to a roaring start at the Asian Weightlifting Championships, Li Zhou (CHN) broke the women's 48-kg category World/Junior World/Asian/Junior Asian records in both the snatch (93.5 kg) and the clean and jerk (116.5 kg) tonight. Her teammate, Li Xuejiu, won the 53-kg category with 92.5/115. Completing the Chinese team's perfect opening night, Wu Meijin won the men's 56-kg category with a snatch of 130.5 kg (for a new Asian record) and a clean and jerk of 160 kg. Wu cleaned 166 kg on his third attempt, but missed the jerk.

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