Meanwhile at the Rio 2016 Olympics …
25 year old Long Qingquan (56kg) just became a two time Olympic champion (after 2008)!
137kg Snatch + 170kg Clean & Jerk for a new World Record Total (breaking Mutlu’s)!
Om Yun Chol second with 134+169.
Long Qingquan (-56kg, @hookgripchn) snatching 137kg/302lb — just 2kg under Wu Jingbiao's world record from the 2015 WWC — en route to a 137/170/307 gold medal performance. The 307kg total broke a world record set at the 2000 Olympics — 16 years prior! This also made Long the only male to win multiple Olympic titles since the 2004 Olympics (assuming the Beijing/London retests are sanctioned as expected).
Long Qingquan (-56kg, China) clean and jerking 170kg/375lb — the first Chinese male to ever CJ triple bodyweight in int'l competition! This also won him the title over 2012 champion Om Yun Chol and it set a new 307kg World Record in the total — breaking Halil Mutlu's 305kg WR that had stood since the 2000 Sydney Games.