While seven countries were banned because they had failed to follow drug testing procedures, China won two gold medals for weightlifting in the world championship in Paris. The Washington Post reports:
Wu Jingbiao captured the men’s 123-pound division and Tian Yuan was first in the women’s 106-pound division.
Wu retained his world title by lifting 293 pounds in the snatch and 351 in the clean and jerk for a combined 644 pounds. China’s Zhao Chaojun won the silver medal with a 626 total. Valentin Hristov of Azerbaijan took the bronze at 608.
Tian snatched 198 pounds and clean and jerked 258 for a winning combined total of 456. Panida Khamsri of Thailand finished second at 412 and Nurdan Karagoz of Turkey was third at 403.