Kuo Hsing-Chun (58kg) Clean & Jerks a New World Record at Summer Universiade

Taiwanese athlete Kuo Hsing-Chun has just broken the world record in the clean & jerk for the 58 kilogram weight class at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei with an enormous lift of 142 kilograms (310.8 pounds). Take a look at the historic clean & jerk below, captured from the Universiade’s Facebook live stream.

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This was her third attempt, after making an opener of 133 kilograms (293.2 pounds) and a second attempt of 136 kilograms (299.8 pounds).

Kuo’s record beat out the previous record by one kilogram, which was set by China’s Qiu Hongmei all the way back in 2007 during the Asian Weightlifting Championships.

Right before her clean & jerk, Kuo pulled off a snatch of 107 kilograms (236 pounds), which gave her a total of 249 kilograms (549 pounds). She hit three for three on her snatches: 102kg, 105kg, and 107kg, and if we’re being honest, her final snatch looked insanely easy. (Note that we said it looked easy — it obviously took her a lot of training to get here.)

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The current -58kg world record in the snatch is 112 kilograms (247 pounds), set by Boyanka Kostova of Azerbaijan at the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships. Kostova also set the world record for the total that day with 252 kilograms (555.5 pounds).

Kuo’s total today was just three kilograms shy of the record total, and it earned her the gold medal in her weight class. She also won bronze at last year’s Rio Olympics and took home gold medals at three events in 2013: the Asian Championships, the Universiade, and the World Championships in Wroclaw.

Dedicated fans can watch the stream of the entire event below, courtesy of the Taipei 2017 Universiade’s Facebook page.

The silver medal was awarded to Thailand’s Sukanya Srisurat, who totaled 221 kilograms (487.2 pounds). Srisurat won gold at the Rio Olympics last year with a much higher total of 240 kilograms (529.1 pounds) — she made an Olympic record snatch with 110 kilograms (242.5 pounds), while her snatch today topped out at 100 kilograms (220.5 pounds). Bronze went to North Korea’s Kim Chung Sim with a total of 217 kilograms (478.4 pounds).

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