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Iranian DAVOUDI Ali got the last Gold of the YWC


Competition for the Gold in the Snatch was between the Polish lifter SZMEJA Pavel (POL) and CHKHEIDZE Irakli (GEO).

SZMEJA got just 1kg advantage over the Georgian and went for less impressive numbers in the Clean and Jerk. With 6 good lifts and the advantage he got in the Snatch he won the Bronze medal with a Total of 329kg.

CHKHEIDZE Irakli (GEO) went for 3 good lifts in the Snatch and with his confident technique and strength he went for another 3 good lifts in the Clean and Jerk. Making a Total 340kg he won with 10kg more than the Silvr Medallist SERDAROV Azat (TKM).

SERDAROV followed CHKHEIDZE closely all along tried to defeat him at least for the the Clean and Jerk Gold, but 187kg seemed too heavy for him. He won a Bronze and two Silver Medals with 149kg-181kg-330kg.

Russian PUSHMIN Egor (RUS) came up third in the Clean and Jerk, but missing his last attempt at 186kg he also missed the podium in the Total ranking 4th.


Going for three good lifts, MC MILLAN Shala Sherina (USA) won the Bronze in the Snatch defeating challengers from Puerto Rico, Poland or Kazakhstan. She was the only lifter hitting the 100kg until LEE and SONG came out – all lifters got their three attempts when they started their own competition.

LEE Seon Mi (KOR) stared at 105kg while SONG Huibing (CHN) came out first at 110kg – both being good lifts. LEE took her third lift at 111kg, while SONG went even higher! Lifting 114kg and 117kg, she got the Gold and a 4kg advantage to start the Clean and Jerk.

They kept on coming out last in the Clean and Jerk too. SONG won the Gold medal with 2 good attempts in the Clean and Jerk (first one at 140kg, second at 142kg) while LEE went for 133kg and 140kg to get the Silver.

DALAYAN Arpine (ARM) 7th in the Snatch came up 3rd in the Clean and Jerk and won the Bronze medal in the total with 220kg only by bodyweight. KAROLAK Magdalena (POL) also did the same weight but was heavier. MC MILLAN ended only 1kg behind them.


Snatch in the M+94kg brought a Gold medal to Iran and a Silver and Bronze to two Russian lifters GRETSA Dimitrii (RUS) and PANAYOTIDI Nikolay (RUS).

The most exciting part of the competition came at the end of the Clean and Jerk where the final ranking was still uncertain.

DAVOUDI Ali (IRI) Snatched 160kg-165kg-170kg and came out for his first attempt in the Clean and Jerk at 191kg but was only able to make it a good lift for his second attempt.

The same weight was perfectly controlled by ROSHANI Mohammadreza (IRI) who raised it to 200kg for his last – but missed – attempt.

Silver medallist in the Snatch, GRETSA hoped for a Gold in the Total and raised the bar to 201kg for his last lift, but couldn’t make it in the end. He kept his second place and Silver medal in the Total too.

DAVOUDI’s last attempt at 205kg was the last lift at the 2016 IWF Youth World Championships Penang, MAS. He executed it perfectly and is the Gold Medallist and Youth World Champion of the superheavyweight with a Total of 375kg.