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Record turnout at the University World Cup

A new record number of 128 athletes (87 men from 25 countries and 41 women from 18 nations) took part in the 8th edition of the World Championships for University and College Students (officially called “Weightlifting University World Cup” held in Villeneuve-Loubet, France.
Olympic and world champions from China and Turkey highlighted the event which brought huge success for a full USA team among the women; and the Turkish squad of eight male lifters – preceding USA and China.

The ELEIKO-AIPS trophies for the Best Lifters of the World Cup went to Taylan Nurcan (TUR, 53kg) and Yohandry Hernandez Cobas (CUB) lifting in the 94kg category.