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KOHA Rebeka (LAT) and CUMMINGS JR Clarence (USA) are Gold

W58kg – KOHA Rebeka won the Gold within Women for Latvia

Impressive competition with tension until the end as KOHA Rebeka (LAT) European Junior and Youth Champion and 4th place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games took her 6 good lifts.

Changing bodyweight category after the Olympics, she is now reaching to the top in the Women’s 58kg. With two Silver Medals in the Snatch (99kg) and the Clean and Jerk (120kg), she stood on the highest place of the podium to be handed over the Gold for her Total of 219kg. She won the first ever Gold within Women for Latvia.

Ending 1kg ahead of KOHA in the Snatch, YANG Chunyan (CHN) missed only one lift – a Clean and Jerk at 120kg – maybe the most important one. With 218kg, she took Silver in the Total with 218kg.

Youth Olympic Champion in 2014 and Silver Medallist at the 2016 IWF Junior World Championships, PAKKARATHA Rattanaphon’s (THA) last lift in the Clean and Jerk (121kg) ensured her a Gold, and a Bronze for her Total of 213kg.

M69kg – CUMMINGS JR Clarence (USA) defended his title 

Three missed lifts in the Snatch for LIU Weijian (CHN) opened the competition to the other athletes competing in the Men’s 69kg bodyweight category.

The Japanese public gave a real boost to MIYAMOTO Masanori (JPN) who secured a Gold in the Snatch with 147kg. He was followed by ZANNI Mirko (ITA) at 140kg and MOSQUERA LOZANO Jose David (COL) only 1kg behind. Missing his third attempt at 141kg, CUMMINGS JR Clarence (USA) came up 4th.

The Clean and Jerk changed the order a bit and it was time for CUMMINGS JR Clarence (USA) to shine. After a first successful lift at 173kg, he waited to take his second one.

Setting a Japanese National Record, MIYAMOTO Masanori (JPN) was the only one still in the game to keep it up with CUMMINGS. With two good lifts (168kg and 173kg), the Japanese athlete only missed his last attempt at 178kg.

CUMMING came out with 183kg and a good lift to take 186kg as his last attempt. He already secured the Gold Medal in both Clean and Jerk and Total, however he gave two of the existing Youth World Records a try. He couldn’t break his own Clean and Jerk Youth World Record of 185kg or the Total Youth World Record of 322kg set by Shagir Taner (TUR), but he gave the public an incredible performance.