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Weightlifting: China's Lu Xiaojun wins gold

China's Lu Xiaojun won gold and broke two world records in the men's weightlifting 77 kg division at the Olympics on Wednesday

Reuters, Wednesday 1 Aug 2012
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Lu Xiaojun beat his own world record total, set at the world championships three years ago, by 1 kg with an overall weight of 379 kg across the two styles of Olympic lift, including a world record snatch lift of 175 kg

Team mate Lu Haojie took the silver medal with a total of 360 kg despite suffering an injury after his first clean and jerk lift that meant he was unable to go head-to-head with Lu Xiaojun for the gold.

Cuba's Ivan Cambar Rodriguez took the bronze.

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