Thai soldier takes bronze in weightlifting

Thai soldier takes bronze in weightlifting

Sinphet Kruaithong competes during the men's 56kg weightlifting event at the Rio 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. (AFP photo)
Sinphet Kruaithong competes during the men's 56kg weightlifting event at the Rio 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro on August 7, 2016. (AFP photo)

RIO DE JANEIRO - Army athlete Sinphet Kruaithong won a bronze medal Monday morning (Thailand time) in the second day of competition in the 2016 Olympics.

Sinphet had combined lifts of 289kg in the 56kg division, finishing behind China's Long Qingquan and Om Yun Chol of North Korea.

Weightlifting-Men's 56kg, Snatch Clean and Jerk, Overall

1. Long Qingquan (China) 137 170 307kg (world record)
2. Om Yun Chol (DPR Korea) 134 169 303
3. Sinphet Kruaithong (Thailand) 132 157 289
4. Arli Chontei (Kazakhstan) 130 148 278
5. Le Quoc Toan Tran (Vietnam) 121 154 275
6. Habib De las Salas (Colombia) 119 147 266
7. Mirco Scarantino (Italy) 115 149 264
8. Luis Alberto Garcia (Dominican Republic) 118 145 263
9. Witoon Mingmoon (Thailand) 113 148 261
10. Edgar Pineda (Guatemala) 108 143 251


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