China wins two more events at weighlifting worlds

Updated: October 3, 2006, 9:49 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Li Hongli and Qiu Hongmei claimed titles Tuesday and hiked China's gold medal tally to 14 at the weightlifting world championships.

Li won the snatch in the men's 77-kilo class, while Qiu took the women's overall 58-kilo title.

Turkey's Olympic champion Taner Sagir took the overall 77-kilo title and Li settled for silver. Armenia's Ara Khachatryan took bronze.

Russia won a pair of medals in the men's 77-kilo class and also won the women's 58-kilo snatch.

The competition continues through Sunday.


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