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Thai Gold and Silver, Venezuelan World Record

The first and the second place were both earned by the Thai lifters in the 45kg women bodyweight category on the World Championships in Ashgabat.

SUKCHAROEN Thunya, second at the 2017 World Championships and two times Junior World Champion was the most confident in each lifts. She won the Snatch with 80kg, the Clean and Jerk with 106kg and the Total with 186kg.

„I feel exhausted but relieved. It was the first time in this new bodyweight category, and I had to lose a lot of weight to fit in, but my hard work paid off” – SUKCHAROEN said.

Her compatriot, NANTHAWONG Chiraphan (THA), this year’s Junior World Champion claimed three silver medals (76kg,95kg, 171kg).

DZHUMABAYEVA Yulduz (TKM) finished third with a Total of 169kg, to become the second woman from Turkmenistan to finish on the podium at the World Championships after SHERMETOVA Kristina in the women’s 53kg in 2017. The home crowd was delighted.

We could also celebrate the first Youth World Record set at the World Championships here in Ashgabat by 17 years old ECHANDIA ZARATE Katherin Oriana (VEN), who successfully lifted 90kg.

Source: Gracenote

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