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Rim Jong Sim wins weightlifting gold

Updated: August 1, 2012, 12:32 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Rim Jong Sim won North Korea's third weightlifting gold medal in the London Olympics when she clinched the women's 69-kilogram class Wednesday in a dramatic finish.

Rim lifted a total weight of 261 kilograms but was challenged until the end by Romania's Roxana Cocos, who would have moved into first placed if she hadn't failed with her final lift.

Cocos finished with silver and Maryna Shkermankova of Belarus got the bronze.

The top-ranked lifter in the weight class, ...

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