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"The United States of America excels at a lot of Summer Olympics events, but weightlifting typically hasn't been one of those events. And while the Americans didn't necessarily flex their muscles in lifting in Rio de Janeiro, they'll head home with a medal in weightlifting for the first time s...", nesn.com
"A late replacement in the Chinese four-women team for 48kg lifter Hou Zhihui, who failed to recover from a pre-Games injury, the 27-year-old Meng took the women’s 75kg title ahead of Kim Kuk Hyang of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Sarah Robles of the USA.", www.olympic.org
"After suspension, hiring new coach, resident of League City gives U.S. 1st medal since 2000 [...] if she could get the weights over her head and stand up straight, Robles would put the bronze medal on ice. After four years of an emotional roller coaster, Robles reached her peak, grabbing the bronze, the first women's weightlifting medal for the U.S. since 2000. Unlike six of her eight competitors, Robles entered the final round with previous Olympic experience, finishing sixth in the 2012 London Olympics. Robles was given a two-year suspension in 2013 for testing positive for artificial DHEA, a hormonal precursor supplement. Last year, Robles moved to League City to work with Tom Swords, who has trained 43 national champions, mainly at the youth levels. Robles stood on the podium, the bronze medal around her neck.", www.houstonchronicle.com
"North Korean weightlifter Kim Kuk-hyang grabbed a silver medal in the women's 75 kilograms weight class at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday.Kim lifted 131 kg to lead the field in snatch, and hoisted 175 kg in clean and jerk for 306 kg total. She finished 1 kg behind Meng Suping of China, who finished 1 kg behind Kim in snatch but lifted 177 kg in her final clean and jerk attempt for the gold. Park Hae-mook/The ...", www.koreaherald.com
"Sarah Robles, in third place in the 75kg, won the first weightlifting medal for the United States since 2000. Meng had to make her last clean and jerk of 177kg to edge out Kim Kuk Hyang of North Korea, who lifted more than 300kg for the first time. Meng did it and justified her last-minute selection for the Rio team.", www.sbs.com.au
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