Chinese weightlifter Long smashes world record to win Olympic gold

China’s Long Qingquan lifted a combined world record of 307kg to win Olympic gold in the men’s 56kg weightlifting, according to BBC.

Long’s 170kg lift with his last attempt in the clean and jerk saw him grab gold from London 2012 champion Om Yun-Chol of North Korea, who lifted 303kg.

Thailand’s Sinphet Kruaithong took the bronze medal at the Riocentro Pavilion 2 with 289kg.

In the snatch segment, Beijing 2008 winner Long matched the 16-year-old Olympic record of 137kg.