By: Huang Chiao-wen and Joseph Yeh
Taipei, Nov. 1 (CNA) Taiwanese weightlifter and Olympian bronze medalist Kuo Hsing-chun (郭婞淳) on Sunday set new national records for both the snatch lift and the clean and jerk lift in the women's 71-kilogram class with lifts of a combined 243 kg at the National Intercollegiate Athletic Games (NIAG) in Kaohsiung.
Representing New Taipei-based Fu Jen Catholic University, Kuo, 26, set a new national snatch record with 106 kg and a new record for clean and jerk with 137 kg to clinch a gold medal.
Kuo now holds nine national records in weightlifting in three different weight categories — 59 kg, 64 kg and 71 kg.
Sunday's record-breaking performance also made Kuo the only Taiwanese athlete to have won gold medals in the NIAG's three different classes in women's weightlifting. [FULL STORY]