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2014 IWF Junior World Championships Kazan overall

The 2014 IWF Junior World Championships Kazan, Russia ended with great medal distribution: 12 countries won Gold Medals while 22 countries from 4 continents won Medals at the competition.

Altogether 109 Women from 30 countries participated while for Men it was 135 lifters from 40 countries.

According to the Team classification, the first 6 best performing Men and Women Team stood up on stage during the Closing Ceremony to receive a special award.

Women Team Classification: RUS, ECU, CHN, COL, UKR, MEX.

Men Team Classification: RUS, POL, COL, ECU, JPN, MEX.

The one and only World Record at the 2014 IWF Junior World Championships was set by the Vietnamese lifter THACH Kim Tuan in the Men’s 56kg bodyweight category. He broke the Junior World Records in Snatch as well as in Total.

The IWF Media Trophy of “Best Lifter” within Men went to THACH Kim Tuan (VIE) while the “Best Women” Trophy was awarded to AKHMETOVA Diana (RUS).

We were delighted to witness great fights and happy surprises as well as unfortunate defeats. On behalf of the IWF we are thankful to the Russian Organizing Committee and to Mr. Sergey Syrtsov, President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation and for providing successful Championships.

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