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21 countries winning Gold in Thailand


The ranking in the Snatch was also the final ranking in the Total, however the Clean and Jerk was slightly different.

The three Gold Medals went to HRISTOV Hristo Dimitrov (BUL) leading all the way while GALIATSATOS Evangelos (GRE) earned two Silver leaving the other available medals to the two lifters from Uzbekistan LI Aleksandr (UZB) and SAIDAKHROROV Saidmukhtor.

HRISTOV lifted 1kg more (145kg) than GALIATSATOS (144kg) in the Snatch. Third place went to LI with 138kg, while SAIDAKHROROV ended 8th missing his last attempt at 135kg.

In the Clean and Jerk, HRISTOV proved to be the best once again and didn’t take his third attempt after two successful lifts at 171kg and 176kg. He won with his Total of 321kg. The Greek lifter GALIATSATOS 4th in the Clean and Jerk won the Silver with 316kg. LI Aleksandr third in the Clean and Jerk came up second with 311kg.


Taking a 1kg advantage over the Russian lifter, FISHER Sarah (AUT) won the Gold in the Snatch for Austria – missing from the Medal Tally in the Women categories for a long time.

She couldn’t keep up with the Russian athlete in the Clean and Jerk, but still secured herself the Silver Medal in the Total with 218kg and impressive lifts. RIAZANOVA Daria (RUS) won the Gold with her first Clean and Jerk attempt at 121kg, but still came out for a second one at 125kg.

3rd in the Snatch and 5th in the Clean and Jerk, MANUMUA Kuinini Juanita (USA) won the Bronze Medal in the Total with 218kg.


The last competition to close the 2017 IWF Youth World Championships Bangkok, Thailand was the Men’s +94kg bodyweight category.

We could witness great lifts – even though the results couldn’t come close to the current Youth World Records.

In the Snatch, KUROUSKI Kanstantsin (BLR) won the first medal for Belarus and secured himself a 9kg advantage before starting the Clean and Jerk. Starting at 185kg, he then lifted 191kg and 195kg. His 165kg Snatch helped him to keep his leading position, as he could still stand on the first  place of the podium being with his third place in the Clean and Jerk. 

Silver Medallist in the Snatch with 156kg, ROSHANI Mohammadreza (IRI) came out for his first Clean and Jerk attempt at 191kg. He then jumped up to 205kg but the weight proved to be too heavy. His Total of 347kg was still enough for the Bronze Medal.   

GOGICHAEV Dmitrii (RUS) came up second and won a Bronze and two Silver Medals with 155kg, 197kg and 352kg.

With such young and talented athletes, the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires are to be promising.