23:49  ,  August 1, 2012

London Olympics 2012: Chinese weightlifter wins setting world record at Armenian weightlifter’s category

Chinese athletes won the tournament of Weightlifting Men’s 77 kg category with overwhelming advantage. Xiaojun Lu won gold in snatch, C&J setting a world record 379 kg, while Haojie Lu won silver lifting 360 kg.

To note, Armenia should have been represented by former world champion Tigran Martirosyan in this category. However, he got an injury a day prior to the Olympics and refused to participate. As a matter of fact Tigran has become the world champion in Antalya in 2010, with the result of 373 kg in snatch, C&J and he could have claimed for silver.

The 30th Olympic Games

Weightlifting, Men’s 77 kg

1. Xiaojun Lu (China) 379 (world record) (175 (world record) + 204) 

2. Haojie Lu (China) 360 (170+190)

3. Ivan Cambar Rodrigues (Cuba) 349 (155+194)

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