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New senior and junior world record in Hangzhou

The first senior world record was born in the women?s 75kg at the Junior World Championships. Russian Svetlana PODOBEDOVA had already boasted both senior and junior world records in snatch and in total. This time in Hangzhou, she changed her compatriot?s Natalia ZABOLOTNAIA?s total record from 285kg to 286kg. By now, PODOBEDOVA has a collection of 4 gold and 5 silver medals in junior world championships.

Already in snatch PODOBEDOVA acquired a 23-kilo lead. She added 158kg in clean and jerk to make the new total world record. She thus outscored surprise silver-medal winner Sinta DARMARIANI of Indonesia by 47kg. Another major surprise was a lowly 4th position achieved by the Chinese entry, LI Li.

The men?s 85kg gave further proof that the Russian and the Belarus teams were best prepared to the Junior Worlds, while the host Chinese squad performed unprecentendly weakly. All three gold medals went to Vadzim STRALTSOU (BLR) with 375kg, before Russian Vasiliy PŐOLOVNIKOV (365kg) and Belarus Mikalai NOVIKAU (359kg).