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Liao Hui Sets New World Record with 336-Pound Snatch

Competing in the 152-pound division, the Chinese man tops the mark that stood for 14 years.

Liao Hui

Liao Hui was in record-breaking form at the 2104 World Weightlifting Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The Chinese athlete, who won gold at the Olympics in 2008, was competing in the 152-pound (69 kg) division and broke the 14-year-old snatch record by successfully completing a 166 kg snatch (366 pounds). With a clean and jerk of 198 kg (436.5 pounds), Hui also set a new world record mark for his combined total of 359 kg (791.46 pounds).

Check out the footage of Hui's record snatch attempt:

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