Hou Zhihui has won China’s second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a commanding showing in the women’s 49-kilogram weightlifting category.
Hou lifted a total of 210kg, 3kg short of her world record, to take gold ahead of Indian lifter Chanu Saikhom Mirabai on 202. It was India’s first Olympic silver in weightlifting.
Indonesia took bronze as Windy Cantika Aisah lifted a total of 194kg.
Jourdan Delacruz of the United States was third after the snatch portion of the contest but failed on all three of her lifts in the clean and jerk.
Earlier, Tokyo organizers said the total of Olympics-related COVID-19 cases in Japan is now 127, with one athlete added to the tally.
German cyclist, Simon Geschke’s positive test was announced on Friday, one day ahead before the men’s road race. That’s a signature event on the first full day of competition at any Summer Games.
Athletes account for 14 of the 127 cases in Japan since July 1. Among the new positive tests are 14 games contractors who live in Japan.
Dutch team officials said on Saturday that rower Finn Florijn tested positive for COVID-19 and is out of the Games. Two other Dutch athletes previously tested positive. Florijn’s positive test won’t show up in the official tally of cases until Sunday.