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Surprising Chinese victory in the Men’s 105kg


DEKHA Iryna (UKR), European Youth Champion in 2012, ranking 8th at the Europeans this year with 215kg got silver in the Snatch with 109kg, behind the Russian PETROVA Mariia (RUS). While PETROVA continued her gold medal winning lifts in the Clean and Jerk, the Ukrainian DEKHA only got 5th.

MIKHALENKA Anastasiya (BLR) managed to grab the second place with 231kg, while DEKHA still made it to the podium ending third with 224kg.

PETROVA was impressive, dominated the category, got a perfect technique and an explosive strength doing 246kg, she was the ultimate winner in the 75kg category.


The strong lineup of the Men’s 105kg brought the victory for WU Changsheng (CHN). Not used to win medals in the higher bodyweight categories, WU showed that China has more talented athletes to come for the upcoming competitions. 6 good lifts, 3 Gold Medals, the Chinese athlete was proud to win over the strong Russian with 1-1kg in each lift.

European Junior Champion in 2014, GUYDYA Marchel (RUS) missed a several lifts, the most important being his attempt of 213kg in the Clean and Jerk.

He ended with 379kg, while the Iranian lifter JAN Peyman (IRI) – only 2kg behind stood on third place of the podium.