London Olympics 2012 weightlifting world record - North Korea's Kim wins gold

London Olympics 2012 weightlifting world record - North Korea's Kim wins gold

North Korea's Kim Un Guk won gold in a competition with many record-breaking marks.

Records are falling fast in the weightlifting portion of the 2012 London Olympics. North Korea's Kim Un Guk set a new world record in his gold medal performance in men's 62kg weightlifting on Monday.
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Kim lifted a new world record 327 kg across his snatch (153 kg, a new Olympic record) and clean and jerk (174 kg), outdoing his closest competitors by 10 kg. Colombia's Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosqueda and Indonesia's Irawan Eko Yuli tied for second at 317 kg, with Figueroa Mosqueda setting a new Olympic standard in the clean and jerk by lifting 177 kg.

In all, four of the six established records (world and Olympic records in overall and individual lifts) from the beginning of the event fell before it ended, leaving just two 10-year-old marks standing.

North Korea's gold medal ties it with China for most gold medals in Olympic weightlifting in 2012.

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