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Rio-2016: Weightlifter Nijat Rahimov wins men's -77kg final as records fall


Baku-APA. Kazakhstan's Azerbaijani weightlifter Nijat Rahimov lifted a clean and jerk world record to win Olympic men's -77kg weightlifting gold in Rio.

 

Rahimov's final lift of 214kg gave him a total of 379kg, breaking the 15-year-old clean and jerk record of 210kg, APA reports quoting BBC.

 

China's Lyu Xiaojun, who set a world record of 177kg in the snatch, also lifted a total of 379kg but took silver because he is heavier than Rahimov.

 

Egypt's Mohamed Mahmoud won bronze with a combined 361kg.

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