• Reuters


Japan’s Mikiko Ando earned her first Olympic medal Tuesday, taking the women’s 59-kilogram weightlifting bronze at the Tokyo Games.

It was Japan’s third consecutive Games with a medal in women’s weightlifting after Hiromi Miyake’s silver at the 2012 London Games and bronze in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

The 28-year-old Ando lifted 94 kg in the snatch and 120 kg in the clean and jerk for a 214 kg total behind Taiwan’s Kuo Hsing-chun’s Olympic record 236 kg and the 217 kg lifted by Turkmenistan’s Polina Guryeva, who took the silver.

Ando competed for Japan in Rio, where she finished fifth in the 58-kg division.

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