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Lu Xiaojun of China breaks world record to win men's 77kg weightlifting gold in Olympic Games


07:51, August 02, 2012

Lu Xiaojun of China poses with his gold medal at the awarding ceremony of men's 77kg weightlifting event at London 2012 Olympic Games, London, Britain, Aug. 1, 2012. Lu Xiaojun won the gold medal of the event with a new world record of 379kg. (Xinhua/Gong Lei)

LONDON, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- China's Lu Xiaojun broke the world record to win the Olympic gold medal in men's 77kg category weightlifting competition here on Wednesday.

Lu lifted 175kg in snatch and 204kg in clean and jerk for a total of 379kg, beating his own world mark of 378kg.

It was China's 16th gold medal at these Games.

His compatriot Lu Hao Jie took silver with a total of 360kg.

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