Monday, August 16, 2004 from jamaica observer :
|Thailand's Udomporn Polsak lifts 125.5 kg in the clean and jerk, an Olympic record, to win the women 53 kg weightlifting event in Athens yesterday. (Photo: AP)|
NIKAIA, Greece (AP) - On a day of weightlifting firsts, world champion Udomporn Polsak got the one that counted most by becoming the first Thailand female athlete to win an Olympic gold medal.
Polsak, missing only once during six powerfully executed lifts that gradually pulled her away from a small eight-lifter field, held off Indonesia's Lisa Raema Rumbewas in the 53-kilogramme class yesterday for only the third Olympics gold medal by any Thai athlete.
category:females in Olympics 2004