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Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun breaks world record

Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun breaks world record
Before the Taipei Universiade kicked off, Chinese Taipei weightlifting heavyweight Kuo Hsing-chun said repeatedly that she would “not only try to take gold at the Universiade, I will also break my own meet record.” Last night, she did just that, lifting 107 kg in the snatch and 142 kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 249 kg, giving her the women's 58-kg gold. It was a transcendent moment, as she not only broke the Universiade record but, more importantly, broke the world record on home soil as she lifted the 142 kg with ease.

Despite fellow host team gold medalist hopeful Hsu Shu-ching having withdrawn before the games and with Rio Games champion Srisurat Sukanya from Thailand competing, the venue was... 

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