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China Weightlifter, 17, Wins Gold

China earned its second weightlifting gold medal of these Games when Long Qingquan, 17, won the men's 56-kg category with a lift of 643.7 pounds in front of a wildly supportive home crowd. It was the international debut for Long.
Vietnam's Hoang Anh Tuan of Vietnam claimed the silver with a lift of 639.3 and Indonesia's Eko Irawan won the bronze.
Long lifted 291 pounds in the snatch and 352.7 pounds in the clean and jerk, missing just one lift, his final clean and jerk of 361.6 pounds.

By Amy Shipley  |  August 10, 2008; 10:01 AM ET
 
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