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Huge Uzbek success on the second competition day

Sunday was a joyful day for the organizing country, because their athlete, ERGASHEV Adkhamjon won 3 golds for Uzbekistan in the men’s 62kg.

ERGASHEV, who started his first snatch on 125 kg – only two kilograms less than what the silver medallist ended up lifting – easily took the gold medal in the Snatch with an impressive 135kg.

His top competitor, 2018 South American Champion, ZURITA VALLEJO Christian David from Ecuador lifted 127 kg what landed him on the second place.

BUPPHAMALA Patiphan (THA), lifted 123kg in the Snatch, which was enough for a Bronze Medal, but unfortunately, missing two attempts, he didn’t manage to lift more than 145kg in the Clean and Jerk.

MAU Jon Luke (GER), who finished on the fifth place in the Snatch, quickly raised to the second place in the Clean and Jerk, with 157kg, that moved him up to the second place in the Total (278kg).

The Gold in the Clean and Jerk went to ERGASHEV with 162kg, totalling 295kg. It’s worth to mention that the Uzbek lifter was a Youth World Champion in 2016 with 280kg and last year, he was fourth at the World Championships with 292kg.

Bronze Medallist in the Clean and Jerk, ZURITA VALLEJO lifted 150kg and ended with a Total of 277kg.

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