Qinhuangdao, China – Hossein Rezazadeh (IRI) broke his own world record in the snatch today with a lift of 213 kg at the Asian Weightlifting Championships.
After opening with an effortless lift of 200 kg, Rezazadeh called for a world record of 213 kg and made another easy lift. Passing on his third attempt in the snatch, and taking only one attempt in the clean and jerk, 250 kg, Rezazadeh dominated the superheavyweight category.
Earlier today, Tang Gonghong (CHN) won the women's +75 kg category with equal ease. Tang opened with 110 kg in the snatch, missed 122.5 on her second attempt, and then missed 125 kg on her third. In the clean and jerk, Tang opened with 145 kg, broke her own world record with a lift of 168 on her second attempt, and then called for 175 on her third attempt, but missed the clean. Mohsen Biranvand (IRI) won the men's 105-kg category with 170/200.