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M56kg and W53kg – Both Golds are for China


Impressive results for the Chinese lifter HUANG Gaoming (CHN) who surpassed all of his contenders in the Men’s 56kg bodyweight category with his Total of 255kg.

Lifting 20kg more than the Silver Medallist, HUANG found no one to endanger his leading position. He won all three Gold Medals and was crowned Youth World Champion here in Penang with only 1 missed attempt in the Snatch.

India took Silver with a Total of 235kg for LALRINNUNGA Jeremy (IND) and Bronze with 233kg for UTHUPANDI Raja (IND) – who was only 9th in the Snatch.

After placing 2nd in the Snatch, LALRINNUNGA only got 5th in the Clean and Jerk and had to wait until all remaining competitors took their attempts to see if he could make it to the podium which he did.

Third in the Snatch, GOCMENOGLU Yusuf (TUR) tried 125kg twice in the Clean and Jerk but couldn’t make it. His first lift at 120kg was his only successful and only placed him 11th placing him 7th in the Total.

The Bronze Medal in the Clean and Jerk was awarded to RIVERA BARROS Julian Javier (ECU) missing the podium by only 1kg.


Snatch competition was quite balanced and the podium went to 3 lifters – SINISTERRA TORRES Yenny (COL), KONOTOP Kamila (UKR) and KHAMBAO Surodchana (THA) – lifting the same weight of 78kg.

With only 1 successful attempt, the Chinese YU Mengqian (CHN) was 1kg behind. However she controlled the weights in the Clean and Jerk and with her impressive technique she executed 3 good lifts. Three kilos were enough for her to grab the Gold in the Total with 182kg.

Second and third respectively in the Clean and Jerk, SINISTERRA TORRES Yenny (COL) and KHAMBAO Surodchana (THA) also won the silver and bronze in the Total with 179kg and 178 kg.