N.Korean female weightlifter wins 3 gold medals in Asian championship

SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap)-- A North Korean female weightlifter has won three gold medals in the 2013 Asian Weightlifting Championship in Kazakhstan, the North's media said Tuesday.

On June 23, Ryo Un-hui cleared 118 kilograms in snatch and 145 kilograms in clean-and-jerk in women's 69-kilogram class, coming first place in both events, the (North) Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.

Ryo won a third gold in the same weight category by placing No. 1 in total points, the KCNA added.

Another North Korean female weightlifter, Rim Jong-sim, finished second in the same weight class with three silver medals, the news agency said.

"DPRK players top the list of countries in the number of gold and other medals in the championship," the KCNA said, referring to the North by its official name, Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

A total of 140 weightlifters from 19 countries took part in the championship set to end on Wednesday after a week-long run from June 20, it said.

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