Kim, 23, also matched the world weightlifting record for the same class, held by of China's Shi Zhiyong, after lifting 153 kg in the one-phase snatch, according to Reuters. Kim now has a substantial lead going into the final round of the competition, Reuters said.
Just yesterday, another North Korean weightlifter made headlines and set a new Olympic record after lifting three times his own body weight in the men's 56 kg category. Om Yun Choi credited the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il for his superhuman feat.
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