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Dramatic surprises in Men’s Superheavy

The 26th of September, last competition day, was full of surprises and happy outcomes mixed with unlucky moves causing injuries. We assisted to great fights within the 105kg and the +105kg bodyweight category.

In Men’s 105kg, Russia and Poland gained the most part of the medal competition. KLOKOV Dmitriy (RUS) silver medalist of the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 won a gold medal in Snatch and managed to take the silver in Total. The Polish lifter DOLEGA Marcin winner of the World Championships in 2009 took third place in Snatch, first place within Clean & Jerk, and kept his title by winning the gold medal in Total with 415kg. The other Russian athlete SMORCHKOV Vladimir won the bronze medal.

In the +105kg injuries happened frequently, and in case the German VELAGIC Almir just like CHIGISHEV Evgeny (RUS) gold medalist at the European Championships 2010 got injured and weren’t able to perform in Clean & Jerk. This was a blessed fortune in misfortune for the podium winners. The Iranian lifter SALIMIKORDASIABI Behdad, first in Snatch, second in Clean & Jerk, and gold medalist in Total performed 30kg more than his result during the World Championships of 2009. STEINER Matthias (GER), Olympic gold medalist in Beijing 2008 took the second place and celebrated his victory with great enthusiasm. Third place went to UDACHYN Artem (UKR) who won silver in Snatch and kept his bronze in Total.