Olympic: Kazakhstan woman wins gold

Svetlana Podobedova
Kazakhstan continued its assault on the podium when it comes to women's weightlifting as Svetlana Podobedova captured the gold medal in the 165-lb. heavyweight division. She and Russian silver medal winner Natalya Zabolotnaya technically tied with a total of 291 lbs. each, but the Kazakh lifter had the heaviest individual lift at 161 lbs. on the clean and jerk, and that was enough for gold.

Iryna Kulesha of Belarus finished a distant third, but it was good enough for a bronze medal. Podobedova and Zabolotnaya set Olympic records in the clean and jerk and snatch lifts respectively, so this was unquestionably one of the closest and most competitive weightlifting events in Olympic history.
Source: http://bleacherreport.com
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