Chen Guan-Ling was crowned women's 55kg champion in Riyadh ©IWF

Teenager Chen Guan-Ling of Chinese Taipei won a women’s 55 kilogram contest that will go down in the weightlifting record books as the first to feature a member of a team of refugees.

Chen, 18, made 91-112-203 at the International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Riyadh to add a global title to her Asian junior and senior victories this year.

Jenly Wini of the Solomon Islands, more than double Chen’s age at 40, had an impressive 84-100-184 for 13th place from the C Group, two places better than A Group lifter Scheila Meister of Switzerland in an overall field of 30.

Wini will be hoping for similar good form in November when Solomon Islands hosts the Pacific Games, which doubles up as the Oceania Championships and is an Olympic qualifier.

Aline de Souza competed in the B Group under the acronym not of her native Brazil or the United States, where she now lives, but WRT – Weightlifting Refugee Team.

The IWF approved plans to create the WRT in March, one of many reforms carried out under a new leadership regime since June last year.

De Souza, one of seven refugees in the team coached by the Swede Patric Bettembourg, said she was full of emotion, as if her appearance was the first of her career.

"I was extremely happy and proud to be the first, not only for the IWF, but also in terms of our group," she said. 

"I felt a lot of responsibility, but also a lot of gratitude in my heart."

De Souza, 24, stopped competing in 2015 before a troublesome period that led to her leaving Brazil. 

She made 82-100-182 for 16th place.

Chen made four good lifts for a sweep of golds, while all three silvers went to Rohelys Galvis from Colombia on 90-111-201.

Colombia had a fourth medal when Rosalba Morales won the clean and jerk bronze on 110kg.

The snatch and total bronzes went to the Mexican Irene Borrego, who made 89-110-199.