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Huge success for Brazil on the first day

Women 44kg

First Gold medal at the 2015 IWF Youth World Championships in Lima, Peru went to China. The victory of GAO Yimei (CHN) was however not an easy one.

She challenged by the Vietnamese lifter KHONG My Phuong leading the Snatch with an advantage of 3 kg. Injuring her leg, she limped on stage for the Clean and Jerk and had a good lift for her third attempt at 76kg.

FIRST MEDAL EVER at Youth World Championships in weightlifting for Brazil! With a Bronze in the Snatch and Bronze in the Total, ROSA FIGUEIREDO Emily made history today.

Emily dropped down from the 48kg bodyweight category to the 44kg in March and had a personal best at 62/78. Coming down to a lower bodyweight, she never thought she could take a medal while at the same time setting a new personal best!

Men 50kg Men

Outstanding lifts from SON Igor (KAZ) ending with six good lifts and 3 Golds! He led the competition from the Clean and Jerk to start. Winning the Snatch by bodyweight – ending with 92kg just like the Russian lifter GARAEV Zulfat, he got the advantage needed to win the Clean and Jerk and the Total.

Second place went to LE NGUYEN Quoc Bao (VIE) with 202kg, the Vietnamese lifter missed his last Clean and Jerk. Third place of the Podium was Russian GARAEV Zulfat (RUS), less confident in the Clean and Jerk finished only 1kg behind Silver Medallist.

The Turkish lifter GUNGOR Isa was way beyond catching the leading three with 17kg less in the Total.

Women 48kg

DE SOUZA FACCIOLLA FERREIRA Aline (BRA) took the lead after the Snatch with 73kg, leaving the second place to the other Brazilian lifter OLIVEIRA MADEIRA Luana (BRA) lifting in the same bodyweight category.

The Chinese lifter YANG Lijin (CHN) ranked third after the Snatch, but managed to lessen the advantage taken by the other lifters to finish first in the Clean and Jerk.

JIMENEZ PALECHOR Julieth Alexandra (COL) came up from being number to second, while the two Brazilian lifters could only grab the 5th and 6th place respectively.

90kg in the Clean and Jerk were enough for YANG to win the Gold in the Total (160kg), leaving second place to DE SOUZA FACCIOLLA FERREIRA Aline (BRA) and third to OLIVEIRA MADEIRA Luana (BRA).

CUEVA URIBE Fiorella Francesca stood up on the third place of the podium winning the first Medal for Peru in Women competition.