Sopita Tanasan of Thailand wins Gold in Women’s 48 Kg Weightlifting

It was a complete Asian domination in the Women’s 48 Kg Weightlifting event where Thialand’s Sopita Tanasan won the Gold medal. It was the first gold medal for Thailand at Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Sopita Tanasan of Thailand wins Gold in Women’s 48 Kg Weightlifting

The 21-year-old Olympic debutant Sopita Tanasan led the field at the halfway mark with three confident snatches for a 92kg total, seven kilograms clear of her nearest rivals. She then finished the job, lifting 108kg with her second effort in the clean and jerk for a total of 200kg, eight kilograms ahead of silver medallist Sri Wahyuni Agustiani from Indonesia.

Four-time Olympian Hiromi Miyake from Japan finished with the bronze medal after lifting a total of 188 kgs.

Rio 2016 Women’s 48 Kg Weightlifting Medal Podium

In photo above, you can see Sopita Tanasan of Thailand, gold medal, (C), Wahyuni Agustiani of Indonesia, silver medal (L), and Hiromi Miyake of Japan, bronze medal (R) on the medals podium in women’s 48kg category of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Weightlifting events at the Riocentro.

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