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Peruvian hosts celebrate first ever gold medal and team victory

On days Two, Three and Four of the 10th University World Cup, the medal distribution became more colorful as the neighbouring nations, USA, further Asians and Turkey also joined the line of winners in Peru. Meanwhile, Chinese men and women towered over their respective categories, wherever entered.

The last day (12th August) with the two superheavyweight classes, saw even a junior world record attempt – hardly missed – by ZHANG Zheng (CHN), at 169kg in clean and jerk.

As the ultimate success of the event, the Women’s Team Trophy was retained by the home country, thanks to the even and excellent performance of the Peruvian girls. Among the Men, China came into the top position with USA and PER following.

GAO Wei, CHN (48kg) and LIAO Hui, CHN (69kg) were awarded the ELEIKO-IWF Best Lifter Trophies, as a reward for excellent lifting.

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