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North Korean Rim wins weightlifting gold

London, England (Sports Network) - North Korean Rim Jong Sim won the women's 69-kilogram weightlifting competition Wednesday at the London Olympics.

Rim and two others successfully lifted 115kg in the snatch, but nobody could match her mark of 146 in the clean and jerk. Rim took gold with a total of 261kg.

Three others had a total of 256kg, so the medals were awarded based on body weight. Romania's Roxana Daniela Cocos took silver and Belarus' Maryna Shkermankova won bronze.

Rim's gold is North Korea's third in weightlifting events at these games.

08/01 14:11:37 ET

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