Source: Xinhua

08-09-2008 11:45

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Chinese strongwoman Chen Xiexia was ranked first in the snatch of the women's 48kg category weightlifting at the Beijing Olympics on Saturday.

Chen Xiexia of China takes a good snatch lift during the women's 48kg group A competition of weightlifting event at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium in Beijing, China, Aug. 9, 2008. (Xinhua/Yang Lei Photo)
Chen Xiexia of China takes a good snatch lift during the women's 48kg 
group A competition of weightlifting event at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games 
at the Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium in 
Beijing, China, Aug. 9, 2008. (Xinhua/Yang Lei Photo)

Chen snatched 95kg after succeeded in all three attempts. She was highly favored to win the first gold for Chinese delegation at the Beijing Olympics.

Chen Xiexia of China takes a good snatch lift during the women's 48kg group A competition of weightlifting at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium in Beijing, China, Aug. 9, 2008. (Xinhua/Yang Lei Photo)
Chen Xiexia of China takes a good snatch lift during the women's 48kg 
group A competition of weightlifting at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at 
the Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Gymnasium in Beijing, 
China, Aug. 9, 2008. (Xinhua/Yang Lei Photo)