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Japan swipes gold medals on the first day of FISU World Championships

What a good day to start the competitions at the 6th edition of the FISU World University Weightlifting Championships than yesterday in Biala Podlaska, Poland! 20th September was declared by UNESCO as the International Day of University Sport (IDUS) and the academic students gathered for their World Championships from 27 countries of the 5 continents celebrated it by starting to compete yesterday.

The World Championships are hosted in the campus of the Physical Education Faculty of the J. Pilsudski University in Biala Podlaska, East Poland and offer ideal conditions for the participants.
The first day of the WUC ran the first two women’s and the first two men’s categories.
Japan was the absolute winner of the day having swept the women’s 48kg, the men’s 56kg and 62kg categories. In the women’s 53kg first France celebrated a winner in snatch: RIGAUD Garance. In the clean and jerk, however, she faced a strong challenge from Mexico, USA and Great Britain. In the close fight, the ultimate winner was FUENTES ZAVALA Susana from Mexico.

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