China's Lu Yong won the Olympic weightlifting gold medal in the men's 85kg class on Friday after a neck-and-neck showdown with Belarussian Andrei Rybakou. Lu snatched 180kg and, to a backdrop of huge cheers, lifted 214kg in the clean and jerk. The cheers turned to boos when the jury declared that lift invalid, but Lu made another attempt and succeeded. He won with a combined total of 394kg, matching a world record set minutes before by Rybakou. A victorious, smiling Lu had his picture taken with the gold medal and a scroll of Chinese calligraphy that read: "The strength of China is unstoppable."