Two athletes stood out in the Men’s 77kg bodyweight category. The 2018 European Youth Champion MARGARYAN Karen (ARM) and the 2018 Asian Youth Champion TOSHTEMIROV Mukhammadkodir (UZB).
The two secured considerable advantage in the Snatch. The Armenian lifter ended with 141kg while the Uzbek registered 140kg. Third place MOSTAFA Abdalla Galal Mohamed (EGY) came in with 125kg.
The Clean and Jerk competition was way more balanced however it was impossible for anyone competing to challenge the two leading youth athletes.
MOSTAFA Abdalla Galal Mohamed (EGY) lifted the most with 170kg, but his Total of 295kg kept him third.
With only good lifts, both MARGARYAN and TOSHTEMIROV made it to 168kg. It was the 1kg advantage from the Snatch that led the Armenian lifter to the Gold leaving TOSHTEMIROV with the Silver.