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Miyake victorious at weightlifting worlds

Kyodo

London Olympic silver medalist weightlifter Hiromi Miyake won the women’s 48-kg bronze medal at the world championships on Saturday.

The 30-year-old Miyake snatched 85 kg and lifted 108 in the clean and jerk to secure her hardware with a total of 193 kg to take a big step toward reaching her fourth Olympic Games next summer in Rio de Janeiro.

Chinese 17-year-old Jiang Huihua (198 kg) won the gold, and Vietnam’s Vuong Thi Huyen (194 kg) the silver.