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New world record set in weightlifting

Pyongyang, November 24 (KCNA) — Ri Song Hui of the DPRK set a new world record and captured a gold medal on Nov. 22 by jerking 131 kilogrammes in the women’s 58 kilogram category of the world weightlifting championships now under way in Greece.

Her results were one kilogramme more than the previous world record.

She placed second in the snatch and total to win two silver medals.

The championships drew weightlifters from more than 50 countries.

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