Weightlifting, Men's 62kg: North Korea's Kim Un Guk Sets World Record, Wins Gold Medal

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: A general scene of equipment ahead of the Women's 48kg Group A on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

North Korea's Kim Un Guk won gold in a competition with many record-breaking marks.

Records are falling fast in the weightlifting portion of the 2012 London Olympics. North Korea's Kim Un Guk set a new world record in his gold medal performance in men's 62kg weightlifting on Monday.

Kim lifted a new world record 327 kg across his snatch (153 kg, a new Olympic record) and clean and jerk (174 kg), outdoing his closest competitors by 10 kg. Colombia's Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosqueda and Indonesia's Irawan Eko Yuli tied for second at 317 kg, with Figueroa Mosqueda setting a new Olympic standard in the clean and jerk by lifting 177 kg.

In all, four of the six established records (world and Olympic records in overall and individual lifts) from the beginning of the event fell before it ended, leaving just two 10-year-old marks standing.

North Korea's gold medal ties it with China for most gold medals in Olympic weightlifting in 2012.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub. For more on Olympic weightlifting, follow the 2012 Olympic weightlifting section.

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