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Women?s Junior Worlds wound up

Still one year away from running out of the junior age group (19 years old), Katsiaryna SHKURATAVA of Belarus collected three silver medals last year. This time, in the last women?s competition in Hangzhou, the +75kg, she performed a total eleven kilos more than in 2005: the 258kg gave her two gold medals. Her strong clean and jerk made up for a weaker 5th position in snatch and so SHKURATAVA scored the final victory among the heaviest women. Singularly, the Chinese entry DING Yi finished in 4th place in total and failed to win any medals.

The team ranking of the 2006 Junior Women?s World Championships lists Russia in first place with 540 points. The second best nation is Thailand and the host country, China is only in third position.