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2007 Junior World Champion Siarhei Lahun passed away

Siarhei Lahun, the 22 year old Belarus lifter died in tragic circumstances on 23 April 2011. Gold Medallist in 2007 at the Junior World Championships held in Prague, Czech Republic, Siarhei Lahun continued on the path of international success as a senior lifter.

He competed in 2009 at the World Championships in Goyang, Korea where he earned a Gold Medal in Clean & Jerk and won the Silver in Total.

His great performances allowed him to grab the third place in the course of 2010 at the World Championships held in Antalya, Turkey. He proved to be invincible in Clean & Jerk, and stood on the top of the podium for the second consecutive World Championship to take over the Gold.

His death is a great loss for Weightlifting Family. The International Weightlifting Federation expresses its deep condolences and our thoughts go to his family and relatives.

In the tragic car accident, the lifter Yauheni Zharnasek (BLR) also suffered severe injuries and remains in hospital receiving intensive care.