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Chinese World Champions crowned in W53kg and M62kg


Ending the Snatch with 88kg, ZHU Qiaoling (CHN) came out at 105kg for her first attempt in the Clean and Jerk. Securing the victory with this first lift, she came out to give 109kg a try – successful. She missed her third lift at 111kg but won the Gold easily.

Surprisingly, HANHUR Mariia (UKR) reached a 3rd and 4th place and that result (188kg) was still enough for a Silver Medal in the Total while 4th and 3rd place PANKOVA Liudmila (BLR) won the Bronze medal with 186kg.

Earning Silver in the Snatch but ending 7th in the Clean and Jerk, NOVITSKAIA Kristina (RUS) missed the podium by 1kg and ended 4th.

After an unfortunate start and no three missed attempts in the Snatch (85kg-85kg-87kg), LANDOULSI Nouha’s (TUN) starting weight in the Clean and Jerk also seemed too high.

Missing once at 105kg, her second attempt was a good one and earned her a silver.

It was an easy win for LIN Zhixiang (CHN) – having no challenger in the Men’s 62kg. With 130kg-160kg-290kg, he came out only once in the Clean and Jerk and won all Gold Medals available.

After a third place in the Snatch, his fellow countryman WEI Chengzuo (CHN) started to high in the Clean and Jerk and missed to lift 159kg three times not being able to secure a Total.

This brought the Clean and Jerk Bronze Medal to MAU Jon Luke (GER). With three good lifts and a last one at 154kg, he only ended 1kg behind Silver Medallist HIGUITA BARRERA Luis Fernando (COL).

Third place in the Total went to KUVANC Cumali (TUR) also missing two attempts in the Clean and Jerk – one at 148kg and the other at 150kg.