RIO DE JANERIO (AFP) - Chinese weightlifter Long Qingquan lifted a world record combined total of 307 kg to take Olympic gold in the men's 56-kg category in Rio on Sunday.
Long lifted 170 kg with his last attempt in the clean and jerk to snatch first place from defending champion Om Yun-Chol of North Korea.
Long, who won gold in Beijing in 2008, had earlier raised 137 kg above his head in the snatch as he Om and went toe-to-toe in a fierce battle that wowed the Brazilian crowd.
The Chinese lifter's total weight broke the 16-year-old record of 305 kg set by Turkey's Halil Mutlu at the Sydney Games in 2000.
It also ended Om's four-year domination of the men's lightest weight category. The North Korean won gold at London 2012 before winning three straight world championships.