Rim wins North Korea's 3rd weightlifting gold
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- Rim Jong Sim won North Korea's third weightlifting gold medal in the London Olympics as she clinched the women's 69-kilogram class in a dramatic finish.
Rim lifted a total weight of 261 kilograms but was challenged until the end by silver medalist Roxana Cocos of Romania, who would have moved into first placed if she hadn't failed her final lift.
Maryna Shkermankova of Belarus got the bronze.
The top-ranked lifter in the weight class, Russia's Oxana Slivenko, withdrew from the Olympics due to injury.