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Chinese-born Weightlifters Win Gold for Kazakhstan

Two female weightlifters have won gold medals for Kazakhstan at the London Olympics. On Registan.net, Matthew Kupfer writes that the two athletes “are actually from China and … this isn't a big secret in Kazakhstan.” The blogger adds: “But it doesn't change what they have accomplished. [The athletes] were not champions in China. Kazakhstan apparently found them, trained them, and made them champions.”

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