Source: Xinhua

08-18-2008 20:58

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Andrei Aramnau of Belarus broke three world records to win the men's 105kg weightlifting gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games here on Monday.

Andrei Aramnau of Belarus tries a lift during men's 105 kg group A match of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Weightlifting event in Beijing, China, Aug. 18, 2008. Andrei Aramnau set the new world record of the men's 105 kg with a total of 436 kg and won the gold in the event.(Xinhua/Yang Lei) 
Andrei Aramnau of Belarus tries a lift during men's 105 kg 
group A match of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Weightlifting 
event in Beijing, China, Aug. 18, 2008. Andrei Aramnau set 
the new world record of the men's 105 kg with a total of 436 
kg and won the gold in the event.(Xinhua/Yang Lei)

Aramnau hoisted 200kg in snatch and 236kg in clean and jerk for a combined total of 436kg, beating the previous world mark of 430kg set by Ukraine's Denis Gotfrid in 1999.

The previous world best for snatch was 199kg and 235kg for clean and jerk.

Russian Dmitriy Klokov took the silver with a combined of 423kg, and compatriot Dmitry Lapikov grabbed the bronze on 420kg.


Editor:Si Qintu