HANOI (VNA) – Vietnam’s weightlifter Pham Thi Hong Thanh set three new records in snatch, clean and jerk, and total lift in the women’s 64 kilogrammes event at 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) yesterday.
Thanh lifted a total of 230 kilogrammes – 104 kilogrammes in snatch, and 126 kilogrammes in clean and jerk, six kilogrammes and two kilogrammes higher than the old records.
Thanh’s total lifting was far higher than the old SEA Games record of 214 kilogrammes.
Meanwhile, both her rivals from Indonesia and the Philippines had to stop at 120 kilogrammes. Thanh said this was not her best performance as she suffered injury during practice.
She said she will continue to work hard towards higher targets such as competitions at the Olympics.
With Thanh’s contribution, Vietnamese weightlifting has had three gold medals, exceeding the team’s goal of two medals set earlier.