Teenager Zulfiya Chinshanlo has broken Olympic and world records on her way to gold in the women's 53 kilogram weightlifting.
Teenager Zulfiya Chinshanlo has broken Olympic and world records on her way to gold in the women's 53 kilogram weightlifting. Getty Images Sport - Laurence Griffiths

Teen weightlifter breaks records

KAZAKHSTAN teenager Zulfiya Chinshanlo has broken Olympic and world records on her way to gold in the women's 53 kilogram weightlifting.

The 19-year-old lifted 131 kilogram in the clean and jerk - an Olympic and world best - to set a total of 226 kilograms.

Chinshanlo's record breaking feats were too much for the rest of the field, but the battle for the silver and bronze medals was edged by a fine margin.

Chinese Taipei's Hsu Shu-Ching tied Republic of Moldova's Cristina Lovu with a total of 219 kilograms.

However, Hsu's lighter bodyweight allowed her to claim second place.


DON'T MISS IT: Activate your free bonus for big rewards

Premium Content DON'T MISS IT: Activate your free bonus for big rewards

Did you know you can get even more – for free?

‘You are at risk’: PM’s vaccine plea

‘You are at risk’: PM’s vaccine plea

Doctors say thousands of doses are sitting idle around the country

CQ landlords reap high rental yields

Premium Content CQ landlords reap high rental yields

A South Burnett town and plenty of Central Queensland locations have generated some...