Taiwanese lifters are dominating the 2023 World Open Equipped Powerlifting Championships in Lithuania. Over the last two days of competition, Team Taiwan won five golds, six silvers, and six bronze medals.
Competing in the 59 kilogram class, Lin Yi-chun won gold in the bench press by lifting 172.5 kilograms, before deadlifting an astonishing 249 kilograms. But he had to settle for silver when his compatriot Wu Chen-ting lifted the same weight, and was awarded gold due to a lighter body weight. Wu also won a bronze for the third-highest total in his class, while the second-highest total went to Lin. In the women’s 52 kilogram class, Su Yi-jie won gold in the squat event. Liu Mei-xiang claimed four bronzes across the events in the women’s 47 kilogram class.
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