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Taiwan wins medals at weightlifting championships in Guatemala

2012/05/18 17:10:02

Taipei, May 18 (CNA) Taiwan won one gold, one silver and one bronze medal at the International Weightlifting Federation's 2012 Junior World Championships in Guatemala on Thursday.

Yao Chi-ling, 19, took gold in the 75 kilograms and over division, plus a silver medal for lifting 106 kg in the same category of the snatch event.

Chung Yun-Ling, 18, took bronze in the same snatch division.

Meanwhile, Chang Kang-ming, 20, took sixth place in the men's 56 kg division, which is the best result Taiwan has ever earned in this category in the past seven years at international competitions.

At this year's competition, male Taiwanese athletes competed in the 56, 62, 69 kg events, while female weightlifters participated in the 48, 53, 63 and 75 kg divisions.

The championships in the Central American country ran from May 10-18 in Antigua City, and attracted 118 female and 154 male athletes from 51 countries.

(By C.J. Lin)