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Weightlifter Cong breaks world record at Paralympic event

Update: July, 28/2015 - 09:42
Weightlifter Le Van Cong broke the world record at the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting Asian Open Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Sunday. — Photo tinthethao.com.vn
HA NOI (VNS)  — Weightlifter Le Van Cong broke the world record at the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Powerlifting Asian Open Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Sunday.

In the men's 49kg event, Cong lifted 182kg to break his own world record of 181.5kg set at the Asian Para Games held in Incheon, South Korea last October.

Cong, 31, defeated nine other weightlifters to win in his category.

In the men's 54kg, Nguyen Binh An set a new Asian record with a total lift of 183kg. — VNS


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