Tokyo Olympics: China's Shi wins gold in men's 73kg weightlifting, breaks world record
TOKYO: China's Shi Zhiyong broke his own world record to win the men's 73kg weightlifting event at the Olympics on Wednesday and cm a gold medal for the second Games in a row.
The 27-year-old lifted a combined 364 kg to better his own world record of 363 kg he set at the 2019 world championships.
Shi remained strong throughout the competition, breaking the Olympic record in the snatch with his second lift and again with his third.
Shi, gold medallist at the 2016 Olympics in the 69 kg category, also broke the Olympic record for the clean and jerk on his first attempt.
It always baffled me that weightlifting never get as much clout as the other Olympic sports...
What??? It's pretty popular
It's only in the US and anglosphere that nobody pays attention, because we're bad at it.
China's weightlifting has been on the top like forever... congratz
Can't believe he doesn't even wear knee wraps.
These judges trying to steal Shi Gold, but he showed them with a record lift back.
watching these guys makes my palms sweat :)
The Chinese lifters are on another level. Congrats to these zing athletes!
I’m American and I was rooting for this guy. I like him and LU
shi is the ultimate weightlifter. his psych up is unreal
Those are my expectations but in reality I can't even do 90Kg..
90kg is still a lot tho
90kg, I can barely lift 25kg
The Chinese athlete had some zing form, so quick and smoth.
That Chinese man can lift me with one hand probably. What a strength!
Shi Zhiyoung's powerful legs help him.
So he lifted 436.5 lb’s. Very Impressive.
348 lbs! The heck. I spoke soon. 398 lbs! And 436 lbs. Wow. And one guy flipped. Still has the strength to do it? These are super humans
My goodness, Shi is strong. I could snatch 42 lb barely even though my weight is about 73 Kg too
Blows my mind when they don’t use wrist wraps. I’m not that strong
His leg strength clearly dwarfs the competition, way to go Shi. Amazing lifts!
His quads are so big,
I would consider that a valid lift.
Omfg, my legs are limp watching this. what freaking beast these guys are
Shi is such a class act and a whole other level than the others.
The Chinese dominate this sport for so long and so hard
i always get nervous watching these competitions lol