First medals and Prize Money given out in Fuzhou
Medals are only awarded in the Total and we have the winners of the first bodyweight category. The 2013 Junior World Champion GUAN Chunying (CHN) won easily the W 48kg lifting 190kg. With a Total being 22kg lower – at 168kg, the two times European Champion (2014 and 2013) PAGLIARO Genny Caterina (ITA) came up second while third place went to Japan. ITOKAZU Kanako was handed over 3000 USD for her third place while the Gold and Silver medallists received 8000 USD and 5000 USD respectively.
In the 53kg bodyweight category, LI Yajun (CHN) World Champion in 2013 stood up on the first place of the podium with 221kg. Ending the Snatch at 101kg, she was only 2kg away from a World Record. The Silver went to her compatriot HOU Zhihui (CHN), Silver Medallist at the 2015 IWF Junior World Championships in Wroclaw, POL.
SUTANAN Kittima (THA), who lifter 200kg for her bronze medal at the 2013 IWF World Championships only got to 189kg this time earning the Bronze Medal in the Total.
OZKAN KONAK Sibel (TUR) European Champion in 2015 and two times Silver Medallist in 2010 and 2014 at the World Championships finished on 4th place.
In the Men’s 56kg, SCARANTINO Mirco (ITA) the European Junior Champion in 2013 and 2014 / European Championships Silver in 2014 and Bronze in 2015, took risks in the Clean and Jerk. With a missed first attempt, he came for a second at 139kg and managed to control the weight. To win the Gold, he had to go higher, but 144kg seemed too much. He got the second place after the Indonesian lifter PURKON Muhamad who had no result so far registered at international level.
With his Total of 241kg, BARNES Darren Lamar (USA) was not far from his best – 245kg – reached at the 2014 Pan American Junior where he finished 2nd. He now stood on the third place and got a Bronze for USA.
The final fight for the Gold took place between World Champion in 2009 and Bronze Medallist in 2014 DING Jianjun (CHN) and IRAWAN Eko Yuli (INA) Bronze Medallist at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. It was an easy one for DING. The last two Clean and Jerk attempts of the Indonesian lifter were no lifts, while DING got it easy with 166kg. His Total of 309kg brought him the victory, while IRAWAN ended second with 304kg.
Best in the Snatch, the 2012 IWF Junior World Championships Silver HUANG Minhao (CHN) was far behind the leading two – 152kg – but got the Bronze with 299kg. This result is still 1kg better than what he did in 2013 at the Asian Championships where he also won the Bronze.
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