calendar>>August 6. 2009 Juche 98
New Weightlifting Star
Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- Kim Kuk Hyang, aged 16 years, of the April 25 Sports Team of the DPRK, proved successful at the world juvenile weightlifting circles to be blessed by the people.

She bagged three gold medals with her overwhelming capability in the women's above 69kg category competition at the 1st World Juvenile Weightlifting Championships held in Thailand.

Those who participated in the open-category competition weighed over 110kg. But the weight of Kim Kuk Hyang was no more than 85kg.

She lifted 221kg total with 96kg in snatch and 125kg in jerk to garner three gold medals.

She overpowered all the heavyweights who weighed 20kg more than her on an average, attracting the attention of the experts. It is rare to be seen.

She was appreciated as the strongest among the more than 20 heavyweights in the championships.

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