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Men’s 62kg Press Conference

Zhang Jie looked very tired after the competition. Just the very last lift was to decide whether he can take the gold for the first time or he must settle for less. Finally he became the winner.

Q: What did you think after missing your second attempt?
A: I had no time to think as I had to prepare myself mentally.
Q: Do you like competing in such a close situation?
A: No, I prefer to win easily.

Bronze medallist Irawan from Indonesia said he was satisfied overtaking Colombian Figueroa, Pan American Champion. At this time just the medal was important as he is on his way to prepare for Sea Games scheduled to start at the end of the week in Djakarta, Indonesia. This is the most important event of the year for me and for our team, he added. We expect five gold medals on home soil.