Men's 69kg Weightlifting: Lin Qingfeng Of China 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)

China's Lin Qingfeng won the men's 69 kg weightlifting gold medal after lifting a combined 344 kg between the snatch and the clean and jerk on Tuesday.

Lin Qingfeng of China won the men's 69 kg weightlifting gold medal after lifting a combined 344 kg between the snatch and the clean and jerk on Tuesday at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He defeated Triyatno of Indonesia, who took silver, and Razvan Martin of Romania, who took bronze, for China's 13th gold medal of the Summer Games, and their 23rd medal overall.

Lin's clean and jerk of 187 kg was a hair below Triyatno's 188 kg, and five other lifters were able to top 180 kg on the lift. The 24-year-old dominated the snatch, however, lifting an event-best 157 kg. Only Martin came close, lifting 152 kg.

The United States and China are now tied for the lead in the medal count, with 23 total medals each. Martin earned Indonesia its second medal of the Olympics, both of which have come in weightlifting. Romania now has five total medals in London.

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

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