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Teen weightlifter breaks records

Teenager Zulfiya Chinshanlo has broken Olympic and world records on her way to gold in the women's 53 kilogram weightlifting.
Teenager Zulfiya Chinshanlo has broken Olympic and world records on her way to gold in the women's 53 kilogram weightlifting. Getty Images Sport - Laurence Griffiths

KAZAKHSTAN teenager Zulfiya Chinshanlo has broken Olympic and world records on her way to gold in the women's 53 kilogram weightlifting.

The 19-year-old lifted 131 kilogram in the clean and jerk - an Olympic and world best - to set a total of 226 kilograms.

Chinshanlo's record breaking feats were too much for the rest of the field, but the battle for the silver and bronze medals was edged by a fine margin.

Chinese Taipei's Hsu Shu-Ching tied Republic of Moldova's Cristina Lovu with a total of 219 kilograms.

However, Hsu's lighter bodyweight allowed her to claim second place.

Topics:  london olympics weightlifting