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Gold for Thailand and Tunisia

Women’s 58kg

Approaching to 100kg, SRISURAT Sukanya (THA) ended the Snatch with a Gold Medal. Victory was however awarded to the Colombian lifter ALVAREZ CAICEDO Yenny Fernanda in the Clean & Jerk because of lighter bodyweight. Both lifted 119kg.

Bronze Medallist in the Snatch, ALVAREZ managed to take the second place of the podium in the Total with 213kg.

Starting with a Silver Medal in the Snatch, RIM Un Sim (PRK) was awarded 5th place in the Clean & Jerk. Her advantage in the Snatch was enough for the Bronze Medal in the Total.

Quotes from SRISURAT Sukanya (THA):

I wasn’t expecting to win; the result I achieved is my personal best.

My idol is SIRIKAEW Pimsiri (THA), Silver Medallist at the London 2012 Olympic Games lifting in the same bodyweight category. I hope one day I will achieve such results.

Men’s 69kg

The Chinese lifter YUAN Chengfei took the lead in the Snatch, but lifted only 1kg more than the Tunisian lifter BEN HNIA Karem (TUN) – 146kg for one and 145kg for the other.

Third place in the Snatch went to PETROV Sergey, winning the first Russian medal of the competition.

In the Clean & Jerk, BEN HNIA won the Gold with 173kg but only by bodyweight over the Kazakh lifter LINDER Albert.

This victory brought Tunisia the Gold Medal with a great result of 318kg Total for BEN HNIA.

Starting on 171kg in the Clean & Jerk, YUAN Chengfei (CHN) only managed to control the weight at his third attempt winning the Silver Medal in the Total with 317kg.

The Kazakh lifter LINDER Albert stood up on the third place of the podium with 313kg.