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Agony and ecstasy as lifter Ri takes North Korea’s first Asian Games gold

North Korea bagged their first gold of the Asian Games on Monday when weightlifter Ri Song Gum pipped local favourite Sri Wahyuni Agustiani to win the women s 48kg class. Ri, who is just 4ft 7in (140cm) tall, hoisted a massive 112kg in her first clean and jerk attempt to power past Agustiani who had taken a shock one kilogramme lead after the first snatch discipline. Olympic silver medallist Agustiani, aged 24 and known affectionately as Yuni, hoisted 107kg on her first attempt at the clean and jerk. She t

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