London, England (Sports Network) - China's Li Xueying set two Olympic records Monday to win a weightlifting gold medal in the 58-kilogram category.
Li had the best lift in the snatch (108kg) and the clean and jerk (138kg), setting new Olympic marks in both.
Her total of 246kg was far ahead of Thailand's Pimsiri Sirikaew, who earned silver with 236kg. Ukrainian Yuliya Kalina took bronze after finishing one kilogram behind Sirikaew, and one kilogram in front of Rattikan Gulnoi of Thailand.
Belarus' Nastassia Novikava, the reigning world champion, finished a distant seventh.
07/30 12:58:02 ET