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First Junior World Record broken in Lima

Women’s 53kg

Only third place in the Snatch, CHYCHKAN Alena (BLR) – this year’s European Champion in a higher bodyweight category – won the competition by 1kg.

Youth World Champion in 2011, LIU Quan (CHN) ended the competition with three Silver Medals and a Total of 198kg.

TANASAN Sopita (THA) won the Gold Medal in the Snatch, but earned the third place in the Total after only one last good Clean & Jerk attempt.

Men’s 62kg

Showing impressive strength, the Azerbaijani lifter HRISTOV Valentin Snezhev was unbeatable. In the Snatch, just as in the Clean & Jerk, he defeated all his opponents.

He failed to defeat the Junior World Record of 177kg set by YANG Fan (CHN) in his second attempt of the Clean & Jerk, but he managed to control the weight in the third. Now Junior World Record holder in the Clean & Jerk with 178kg, HRISTOV Valentin Snezhev (AZE) was crowned with 3 times Gold Medals.

Second place went to the CHEN Meilong (CHN) with a Total of 295kg while MOSQUERA Luis (COL), Youth World Champion in 2012, ended third with a Total of 280kg, which is 36kg less than the Gold Medallist’s result of 316kg.