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Women 63kg + Men 69kg = 25 new records

Two exciting and successful competitions were carried out on the 3rd day of the Kazan Universiade: the Men’s 69kg and the Women’s 63kg. None of the Universiade records in either category remained the same as they were, after Shenzhen 2011. Moreover, the ladies set one record after the other: 19 in all.

In the Men’s 69kg, JIN Jiangtao (CHN) set a new record in Snatch but bombed in the Clean and Jerk. The fight continued between Iran’s BEHROUZI Jaber and the young Azeri GULIYEV Firidun and ended with the latter’s splendid victory. GULIYEV even attempted to break a Junior world record in Clean and Jerk – yet unsuccessfully.

Among the 63kg women, the two Russian competitors were ahead in the Snatch, setting multiple records, but the Clean and Jerk turned the wheel and finally left a South Korean, KIM Sookyung and a DPR Korean PYON Yong Mi in the final battle for the medals. PYON Yong Mi eventually took the gold medal with her 233kg against KIM‘s 236kg.