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HANGZHOU, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Kim Il Gyong of DPR Korea broke the world record on her way to capture the women's 59kg weightlifting title at the Asian Games here on Monday.

The 20-year-old Kim snatched 111kg, breaking the previous world record of 110kg set by Kuo Hsing-chun of Chinese Taipei in April 2021, before lifting 135kg in the clean and jerk for a winning total of 246kg, beating reigning world champion Luo Shifang of China by six kilograms.

Kuo took bronze with a 101-126-227 scoreline.

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