Last Updated: 05/08/12 6:51pm
Zhou Lulu (C) poses with her gold medal alongside Tatiana Kashirina (L) and Hripsime Khurshudyan (R)
China's Zhou Lulu edged a dramatic heavyweight tussle with Russia's Tatiana Kashirina to claim gold as almost all the women's +75kg Olympic and world records were smashed at ExCeL on Sunday afternoon.
Kashirina, conceding 28kg in bodyweight to her rival, took the initiative as she became the first-ever woman to snatch over 150kg.
But Zhou hit back to equal the world best clean and jerk of 187kg - the only record still standing after a crunch clash - and triumph in dramatic fashion by just a single kilogram overall.
Zhou's total of 333kg breaks her own previous world best by a clear five kilos and adds the Olympic title to the world crown she claimed in Paris last November, where she also pushed four-time European champion Kashirina into second place.
Such was the dominance of the leading duo that a total of 294kg claimed bronze for Armenia's Hripsime Khurshudyan, who edged out 2008 gold medallist Jang Mi-Ran (289kg).
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