Qatari Gold – ELBAKH Fares Ibrahim E. H. Junior World Champion
YI Chuwei (CHN) missed two of her attempts but still managed to keep her leading position until the end. She won the three Gold Medals with 104kg-126kg-230kg.
The competition for the Silver went on between TILER Rebekah Jade (GBR) and PANOVA Hanna (UKR).
Only 5th in the Snatch, PANOVA came up second in the Clean and Jerk but was caught by TILER – 3rd in the Snatch – also lifting 123kg for her second attempt.
Interesting to note that no athlete competing in the Women’s 69kg bodyweight category was able to make a good lift in the last Clean and Jerk.
In the end, TILER won the Silver Medal with 225kg while PANOVE the Bronze with 223kg.
PALACIOS DAJOMES Angie Paola (ECU) missed the podium only by 1kg.
Gold Medallist in the Snatch with 162kg, DAVITADZE Revaz (GEO) couldn’t transform his advantage into a victory. Missing two Clean and Jerk attempts, he couldn’t get close to the leading lifters in the Clean and Jerk where he ended 9th.
However, with many lifters missing their attempts, DAVITADZE came up third with his Total of 347kg.
The incredibly talented ELBAKH Fares Ibrahim E. H. (QAT) was crowned 2017 Junior World Champion. He won the 2016 Asian Championships with 352kg while le lifted 353kg here in Tokyo, JPN. 7th place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, ELBAKH might be a real hope for a Qatari medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Silver Medal went to VALLENILLA SANCHEZ Keydomar Giovanni (VEN) winning three medals altogether – a Bronze in the Snatch (156kg), a Silver in the Clean and Jerk (192kg) and another one in the Total (348kg).
RIVAS MOSQUERA Jhonatan (COL) ended 5th in the Total but still got a Bronze Medal in the Clean and Jerk with 191kg.