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Superheavyweight rocked Tbilisi


Georgian crowd was very enthusiastic especially when HOTFRID Anastasiia (GEO) lifted 116kg and got a 1kg advantage in the Snatch. She was closely followed by Youth Olympic Champion in 2014 CHAIDEE Duangaksorn (THA). After a missed attempt in the Snatch at 111kg, she made it to 115kg.

Third place winner AYOVI CABEZAS Lisseth Betzaida (ECU) ended with 108kg, but had lower numbers than the leading lifters in the Clean and Jerk. She ended 4th with a Total of 235kg.

Clean and Jerk was an easy win for CHAIDEE. Going for 141kg-146kg-150kg, she dominated the Women’s +75kg. Silver medal went to the local favorite HOTFRID Anastasiia (GEO) who was the only athlete trying to catch up with her. With a Total of 236kg – being 29kg less than CHAIDEE – BROWN Mercy Opeyemi (GBR) stood up on the third place of the podium. With two 4th places, she managed


MARTIROSYAN Simon (ARM) was unstoppable and became the last Junior World Champion to be crowned in Tbilisi. The 19 year old athlete dominated the field and ended with a Total of 412kg being 25kg ahead of Silver Medallist GABER Ahmed Mohamed Abdelhamed Mohamed (EGY) and Bronze Medal winner KAJDOCI Tamas (SRB).

The last competition was the most competitive between all and gave a wonderful ending to the 2016 IWF Junior World Championships Tbilisi, GEO.

Snatching 177kg, CHINEN Kosuke (JPN) got a Silver medal. His 200kg result in the Clean and Jerk brought him 9th and he ended the Total in 5th place.

With 221kg in the Clean and Jerk, GABER managed to get a Silver Medal and even made it to the second place in the Total. The Serbian KAJDOCI Tamas missed his last attempt in the Clean and Jerk at 220kg and ended with three Bronze Medals and a Total of 387kg – losing the second place only by bodyweight.