Lu Xiao-jun wins weightlifting gold


PARIS -- Former champion Lu Xiao-jun won the men's 169-pound division at the weightlifting world championships on Thursday when Chinese teammate Su Da-jin failed on his last attempt in the clean and jerk.

Lu, the 2009 winner and last year's runner-up, lifted 374 pounds in the snatch and 451 in the clean and jerk. But he had to wait to be declared champion until after Su was unable to hoist 465 pounds.

Su, the 2009 bronze medalist, lifted 365 in the snatch and 454 in the clean and jerk.

Olympic champion Sa Jaehyouk of South Korea finished third.