From successful Snatch to victory
The Chinese lifter WANG Xinyue took 10kg advantage in the Snatch, and even though she finished second in the Clean & Jerk, that advantage was enough for her to win the Gold Medal in the Total.
ZHAPPARKUL Zhazira (KAZ) performed at her best to grab the victory from WANG but after missing her third attempt in the Clean & Jerk at 140kg, she was 5kg away from the Gold Medal.
Third place and 3 Bronze Medals were awarded to HASSIN Ghada (TUN) who ended the competition with a Total of 222kg.
OKULOV Artem (RUS) displayed an impressive strength on the stage, and became Junior World Champion in the Men’s 85kg bodyweight category.
Lifting 15kg more than the Silver Medallist, OKULOVwas one of the 3 athletes ending the competition with 6 good lifts.
The competition for the Silver Medal can be marked with pressure. Both the Belarusian and the Cuban athletes wanted the second place; however KHUHAYEU Aleh (BLR) seemed constantly progressing during the Competition. He secured his second place in the Snatch, and kept his 4kg advantage until the end of the compeitition.
Finally MENDEZ Arley (CUB) was awarded the Bronze Medal lifting 242kg – only 3kg less thank KHUHAYEU.