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Egyptian leads Group B weightlifting at 62kg

In an exciting finish of the men's group B 62kg weightlifting competition, only 1kg separated the winner and runner-up on Day 3 of the Beijing Olympic Games.

In an exciting finish of the men’s group B 62kg weightlifting competition, only 1kg separated the winner and runner-up on Day 3 of the Beijing Olympic Games.

Performing in front of a cheering home crowd was Chinese Taipei’s Yang Sheng-Hsiung, who came a close second by lifting a total of 287kg (130kg in the snatch and 157kg in the clean and jerk).

Taking first place was Egypt’s Mohamed Abd Elbaki, who lifted 288kg in total (129kg in the snatch and 159kg in the clean and jerk).

Canada’s Jasvir Singh finished in fifth place out of six competitors, lifting 115kg in the snatch and 151kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 266kg.

Group A of the men’s 62kg class will compete at 7 p.m. Beijing time on Monday.