Yang Sweeps World Records
by Randall J. Strossen, IronMind Enterprises, Inc. © 2006
Santo Domingo - If the men can't do it, the women will: Yang Lian (China) broke all three world records in the women's 48-kg category today at the World Weightlifting Championships.
She had plenty to smile about: Yang Lian (China) broke all the world records in the women's 48-kg category today. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. photo.
The silver medal in the snatch went to Wiratthaworn Aree (Thailand), who made 85 kg; when Aree finished, there were three attempts left, and they all belonged to Yang Lian (China). Yang sailed through 90, 95 and then 98 for a new world record.
Yang Lian cranks on 98 kg in the snatch, on her way to her first world record of the night. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. photo.
In the clean and jerk, Yang opened with 110 and on her second attempt, she called for 116, which would be good for a new world record in the total. For her third attempt, Yang took 119 and knocked it out of the park, which gave her the world record in the clean and jerk, as well as another one in the total. Not a bad day, huh?