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Russia takes Olympic weightlifting silver in men's over 105kg

MOSCOW, August 19 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Yevgeny Chigishev won silver on Tuesday in the men's over 105 kg weightlifting event at the Beijing Olympics.

The Russian was leading after the snatch in the super-heavy weight category and gold seemed within his grasp, but Germany's Matthias Steiner came through in the clean and jerk to lift 258 kg and with a total weight of 461 kg, beat Chigishev by just 1 kg to clinch the gold medal.

The bronze went to Latvia's Viktors Scerbatihs who lifted a total weight of 448 kg.

Russia is currently ranked 6th in the overall medal standings with 9 gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze medals, while China tops the standings boasting 41 gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze medals.

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