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Taiwan weightlifter wins two gold medals, one silver at world games

2018/11/05 12:23:06

Taiwan weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chung

Taipei, Nov. 5 (CNA) Taiwan weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chung (郭婞淳) snagged one silver and two gold medals at the 2018 World Weightlifting Championships in Turkmenistan on Sunday.

Kuo, 25, won a gold medal with a snatch lift of 105 kilograms in the women's 59 kg division then took silver with a clean and jerk of 132 kg.

She then proceeded to win another gold for her total lift 237 kg, which put her gold medal count at six, the highest number for a female weightlifter at the world championships.

In a recent interview, Kuo said that since she moved up from the 58 kg division, she has been able to improve her performance.

Earlier this year, Kuo won a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia and a bronze medal in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

(By Flor Wang)