Shu-Ching Hsu wins women's 53kg gold

Shu-Ching Hsu of Taiwan won her first Olympic gold medal on Sunday when Yajun Li of China failed to complete the clean and jerk in women's weightlifting 53-kilogram category at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Shu-Ching Hsu of Chinese Taipei in action during the women's 53kg weightlifting event.   -  Getty Images

Shu-Ching Hsu of Taiwan won her first Olympic gold medal on Sunday when Yajun Li of China failed to complete the clean and jerk in women's weightlifting 53-kilogram category at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Yajun set an Olympic record in the first round snatch by lifting 101 kilos to take the lead into the clean and jerk. She was the last lifter to compete in the second round, and only needed to lift 126 kilos to win gold.

When she failed, the gold went to Shu-Ching, who lifted 100 kilos in snatch and 112 in clean and jerk for an overall score of 212 kilos. Her gold goes with the silver she won four years ago at the London Games.

A tearful Hidilyn Diaz of Philippines won silver after failing to win a medal in the last two Olympics.

Jin Hee Yoon of South Korea won bronze. She had won silver in Beijing in 2008.