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China Keeps Perfect Record Going In Olympic Weightlifting

Jul 25, 2021, 5:31 PM
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Lijun Chen of Team China competes during the Weightlifting - Men's 67kg Group A on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo International Forum on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

TOKYO (AP) — China has kept its perfect record in Tokyo Olympic weightlifting intact.

Chen Lijun won the 67-kilogram category after beating Colombia’s Luis Javier Mosquera by one kilogram in a dramatic finish.

Li Fabin won the 61kg class after pulling off a spectacular “flamingo” lift on one leg as he tried to balance earlier in the competition.

All eight Chinese weightlifters in Tokyo are gold medal contenders. Conditions are favorable for a historic sweep.

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