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China's Zhou Lulu wins gold

PARIS -- Zhou Lulu of China set an aggregate world record to win the gold medal in the women's super heavyweight category at the world weightlifting championships on Sunday.

Zhou lifted 146 kilograms in the snatch session and 182 in the clean and jerk for a 328 total to beat the previous mark of 327 set by Tatiana Kashirina of Russia at the European championships in April.

Kashirina managed 147 kg to break her own world record in the snatch but could not match Zhou in the clean and jerk. The European champion had to settle for silver with a combined 322.

Olympic silver medalist Olha Korobka of Ukraine finished a distant third with a 284 total.

Behdad Salimikordasiabi of Iran won the men's super heavyweight division by breaking the world record in the snatch.

Salimikordasiabi lifted 214 kg in the snatch to break the previous mark set by compatriot Hossein Reza Zadeh in 2003. The defending champion also hoisted 250 in the clean and jerk for a combined 464.

Sajjad Anoushiravani Hamlabad won another medal for Iran by taking silver with a 439 total.

Jeon Sang-guen of South Korea improved on last year's fourth place by taking bronze with a combined 433.