China’s Hou wins 49-kg weightlifting gold at Tokyo Olympics

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Weightlifting - Women's 49kg - Group A
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Weightlifting – Women’s 49kg – Group A – Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan – July 24, 2021. Hou Zhihui of China in action. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

July 24, 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) – China’s Zhihui Hou won the gold medal in the women’s 49-kg weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics, lifting a total of 210 kg, with a comfortable win over Indian and Indonesian medalists.

India’s Chanu Mirabai claimed the silver medal with 202 kg in total, and Indonesia’s Windy Cantika Aisah won the bronze medal.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Stephen Coates)