Weight-lifting Champions

Source: PEKING REVIEW Vol.1 No.3, March 18, 1958

Transcribed for www.wengewang.org

China carried off two gold medals and one silver one at the International Weight-lifting Championships which just ended at the Lenin Sports Palace in Moscow. The strains of China’s national anthem — March of the Volunteers — heralded China’s new world champions. Chen Ching-kai. bantam-weight champion of China and bantam weight clean and jerk world record holder, wrested the title from Stephen Ulianov of the U.S.S.R.. world record holder for the press event. Twenty-seven-year-old Huang Chiang-hui, a mechanical engineering student, won the laurels in the light-weight events after a close contest with world record holder Victor Bushuev of the U.S.S.R. Chao Ching-kuei, the third participant from China, took second place in the light-heavy weight events.

This is a creditable performance for the Chinese sportsmen. Although only nine countries were represented, the world’s best weightmen, winners of the first three places of all events in 1957 took part in the contest. Despite fierce competition the three men put China on the map.

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