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Rio 2016 Men's 56 Recap

Rio 2016 Men's 56 Recap

Aug 8, 2016

What an EPIC competition!

China's Long Qingquan, the 2008 Gold medalist, was forced to set two new Olympic Records and a new World Record in order to take gold over Om Yun Chol (PRK) who was the overwhelming favorite coming into the Olympics.

With a new World Record Total and Olympic Records in the Total and Clean & Jerk, Qingquan, 25, takes the stage as the man to beat in this division.

Third place went to Thailand's Sinphet Kruaithong after podium contender Kim Tuan Thach (VIE) bombed out on the clean & jerks. If the other divisions are even half as exciting as this, it'll be an epic Summer Olympics.

Full Rio Results Here

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