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- She took the gold with 103 kilograms (227 pounds) in the snatch, 133 kilograms (293 pounds) in the clean and jerk and totaled 236 kilograms (520 pounds).
- The victory marked Kuo’s first Olympic gold medal as she had only placed sixth in London in 2012 and earned a bronze in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
- After she won the gold medal, she set out to break her own world record at 140 kilograms (308.6 pounds) and did not complete the final lift when her legs gave out.
- Kuo’s first lifts in the snatch and clean and jerk sets were higher than any other competitor’s first three attempts.
- She achieved the snatch and total world records at the 2019 Asian Championships in China and the clean and jerk world record at the 2019 IWF World Championships in Thailand.
- “I was competing against myself, and I wanted to break the world record,” Kuo told reporters. “I am very happy that I put all the pieces together now, adding in the Olympic gold medal today.”