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Successful second edition of the YOG in Nanjing

At the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, 61 NOCs were represented with 107 athletes with both Men and Women weightlifters.

Youth World Records were broken in the Men’s 56kg and +85kg recognized in the +94kg.

With 155kg in the Clean and Jerk and a Total of 283kg, the Chinese lifter MENG Cheng (CHN) broke 2 Youth World Records while with a Clean and Jerk on 221kg, the Armenian lifter MARTIROSYAN Simon (ARM) broke 1.

According to the Medal count, 8 National Olympic Committees won Gold from 3 Continents. Armenia, China and Thailand won two each. Medals were shared by 21 National Olympic Committees from 4 Continents. Russia won the most Medals (4).

Dignitaries such as the IOC President Thomas Bach, IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge came to watch weightlifting at the Expo Center – venue of our competitions in Nanjing.

FARRIS Kendrick (USA) weightlifting Athlete Role Model of the 2014 YOG shared his experience and knowledge with young athletes appreciating the opportunity of talking to an Olympian that was given to them.

Weightlifting competitions were organized on an extremely high level. Saying farewell to Nanjing, we are now wishing good luck to the next city hosting the 2018 YOG: Buenos Aires.