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Young lifters bring world-record level performance on stage at the YOG

Singapore – 17 August 2010:

Should world records be officially announced at the Youth Olympic Games, on Day 3 of the YOG, Deng Wei (CHN) would have to be publicly credited 6 Youth World Records and even 1 Junior World Record to, and Zulfiya Chinshanlo (KAZ) one new Youth World Record in the women’s 58kg. In a competition that was adequately of top class, these young ladies brought excellent performances on the stage of the Toa Payoh Sports Hall in Singapore and rewrote the list of Youth World records. The total Youth World Record now equals Deng Wei’s winning result of 242kg. Finishing in third place was Racheal Ekoshoria of Nigeria.

The next competition of the day, in the men’s 69kg, culminated in a very close finish between Azerbaijan’s Nijat Rahimov (who eventually became the winner with 295kg), silver medallist Gong Xingbin (CHN) anc Cuban Ediel Marquez.

The women’s 63kg wound up the busy day in Singapore. At the end of the snatch, Kazakhstan’s Zhazira Zhapparkul stood with 4 kilos to her disadvantage behind Russian Diana Akhmetova. However, Akhmetova missing 114kg two times, with her second clean and jerk at 115kg Zhapparkul was already the Youth Olympic Champion of the category, boasting a total of 205kg. Mexico celebrated Aremi Fuentes proudly, as their Olympic bronze-medal winner.