China's Long smashes weightlifting record to take gold


Long Qingquan from China won a gold medal in men’s 56 kg weightlifting after he lifted a staggering total of 307 kg during his last attempt at the snatch, clean and jerk.

The 25-year-old – who previously won gold at the Beijing Games in 2008 – took first prize from reigning Olympic champion Om Yun-Chol of North Korea, who lifted 303 kg.

The Chinese weightlifter has broken a record that had previously stood for 16 years.