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Russia's Khabirova wins women's event

Updated: November 23, 2002, 4:57 PM ET
Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland -- Bulgarian weightlifter Zlatan Vasilev won the gold medal Saturday in the 85-kilogram division at the world championships.

Among the women, Russia's Svetlana Khabirova captured the 75-kilogram category.

Vasilev, formerly known as Vanev, snatched 167.5 kilograms, lifted 217 in the clean and jerk and finished with a total of 385 kilograms.

Georgia's Gheorghe Asanidze reached the same total but finished second because he was heavier. Asanidze was better ...

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