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Lu Xiaojun sets snatch world record

Updated: August 1, 2012, 2:46 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- China's Lu Xiaojun set a snatch world record in the men's 77-kilogram weightlifting competition on Wednesday.

Lu lifted 175 kilograms, bettering his own world record by 1 kilogram.

He wanted to go for 177 kilograms in his third and last attempt in the snatch. But he ran out of time and wasn't allowed to take the lift, sparking protests from his coach.

Lu is in first place ahead of countryman Lu Haojie heading into the clean and jerk.



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