Sukanya and Pimsiri make it 1-2 for Thailand

Sukanya Srisurat and Pimsiri Sirikaew gave Thailand its first gold and silver medals together in an Olympic event by going 1-2 on Monday in the women's 58-kilogram weightlifting class at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Gold medallist Sukanya Srisurat of Thailand (middle) flanked by compatriot Pimsiri Sirikaew (left) who won the silver and bronze medallist Hsing-Chun Kuo of Chinese Taipei.   -  Getty Images

Oscar Figueroa, who won the men's 62kg gold.   -  Reuters

Sukanya Srisurat and Pimsiri Sirikaew gave Thailand its first gold and silver medals together in an Olympic event by going 1-2 on Monday in the women's 58-kilogram weightlifting class at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Srisurat gave Thailand its second gold medal in women's weightlifting of the Games. Sopita Tanasan opened the Games with a gold in the women's 48-kilogram on Saturday, and Sinphet Kruaithong of Thailand became the first Thai male to win an Olympic weightlifting medal when he won bronze on Sunday in the 53-kilogram. Thailand has now won 11 medals in women's weightlifting.

In taking silver, Sirikaew became the third lifter to take multiple medals in the 58-kg. She also won silver in London four years ago.

Kuo Hsing-Chun of Taiwan won bronze, giving Taiwan its first Olympic medal in this class.

Srisurat set an Olympic record of 110-kilograms in the snatch on her way to the win. She lifted 130 kilos in clean and jerk for a total score of 240 kilograms.

Later in the day, in the men's 62kg category, Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera of Colombia won the gold with a total score of 318kg — 142kg in snatch and 176kg in clean and jerk. Indonesia's Eko Yuli Irawan took the silver with a total of 312 and the bronze went to Kazakhstan's Farkhad Kharki who had a total of 305kg.