Belarus has finally won its first gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
The 20-year-old native of Borisov Andrei Aryamnov, who represented Belarus in the under 105-kilo category, set a new world record snatching 200 kilos. To secure a gold he would push 236 kilos in a third attempt to make another record. A combination of the snatch and the push resulted in another world record – 436 kilos.
The weightlifter’s gold has pushed the medal count of Mogilev Region to 3: a silver and gold in weightlifting and a bronze in shot put.