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Tham wins weightlifting gold

Update: June, 29/2015 - 10:15

Le Thi Tham (centre).

HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese female weightlifter Le Thi Tham won a gold medal at the Southeast Asian Weightlifting Championships closed in Thailand yesterday.

She defeated strong rivals from Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar to triumph in women's 69kg, with a total lift of 215kg.

In women's over 69-kg category, Pham Hong Thuy bagged a bronze, with a total lift of 205kg.

Nguyen Minh Quang of Viet Nam bagged a silver in the men's over-94kg event.

His lift of 344kg (156kg snatch and 188kg jerk and clean) was 1kg less than gold medallist Tinnaphop Kanrawangchai of Thailand.

However, he established a national record.

His teammate Tran Van Hoa came third, with a 307kg lift. — VNS

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