Goddess of weightlifting wins first gold medal for Taiwan in Tokyo, sets three Olympic records

Kuo Hsingchun was the “goddess” of weightlifting and won Taiwan’s gold medal. She also set three Olympic records, which she set on July 27. __S.1__

Olympic records were set: Kuo (27 years old) competed in the 59 kg (130 lb.) weightlifting event. She also set three Olympic records. But she was unsuccessful in her attempt to break the 2019 World Record, Taiwan News said. __S.4__

  • She won the gold with 103 kg (227 pounds) in snatch and 133 kilograms (293lbs) in clean and jerk. Her total weight was 236 kilograms (520lbs). __S.7__

  • Kuo’s Olympic gold-medal victory was her first. In 2012, she placed sixth in London. In 2016, she earned a bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro. __S.9__

  • After winning the Gold Medal, she set about breaking her own World Record at 140kg (308.6lbs). Unfortunately, her legs gave way during the final lift. __S.11__

  • Kuo’s first lifts during the snatch, clean, and jerk sets were better than any competitor’s previous three attempts. __S.13__

Competing with herself: She currently holds world records in the 110-kilogram (242.5lbs) snatch, clean and jump for 140 kilograms (308lb) as well as the total weight of 247kg (544lb), reported BarBend. __S.16__

  • She broke the total and snatch records at the 2019 Asian Championships, China, and the clean-and-jerk world records at 2019 IWF World Championships, Thailand. __S.19__

  • Kuo said that she was competing against herself and wanted to break a world record. “I am happy that I have all the pieces now, and added in the Olympic silver medal span>

Featured Image via World Weightlifting (left), Toyota Times Global(right)

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