China’s Zhou wins gold at weightlifting worlds



PARIS (AP) — Zhou Lulu of China set an aggregate world record to win the gold medal in the women’s super heavyweight category at the world weightlifting championships on Sunday.

Zhou lifted 146 kilograms in the snatch session and 182 in the clean and jerk for a 328 total to beat the previous mark of 327 set by Tatiana Kashirina of Russia at the European championships in April.

Kashirina managed 147 kg to break her own world record in the snatch but could not match Zhou in the clean and jerk. The European champion had to settle for silver with a combined 322.

Olha Korobka of Ukraine finished a distant third with a 284 total.