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Tears were shed on third day of the YWC

In the woman’s 49kg bodyweight category all three gold medals went to Uzbek ABDULLAEVA Nigora, last years Asian Youth Champion (165kg). Second finisher, 2018 Youth Olympic Games bronze medallist and 2018 European Champion CAMBEI Mihaela Valentina (ROU) made a hard effort for a Clean and Jerk gold medal, but could not perform a good lift at her last attempt at 91kg, meaning ABDULLAEVA remained on the top with 90kg. Tears were shed by the 16-year old Romanian, she wanted to take home one gold at least.

The bronze medal stayed home, American BRYANT Kaiya Lashay earned it with a 154kg Total result.

There was a tense fight for the silver and bronze medals in men’s 67kg bodyweight category, but there was no doubt about the first place. TAISUYEV Saikhan (KAZ) had an 18kg advantage at the end over Georgian silver medallist GIORBELIDZE Gurami (288kg). TAISUYEV set a new Clean and Jerk youth world record with his very last lift at 161kg.

Turkmen REYIMOV Bektimur stood on the third podium, missing the silver with only one kilogram (269kg).

Bronze medallist at the 2018 European Youth Championships, Belgian STERCKX Nina dominated the women’s 55kg bodyweight category, beating her competitor, CHOU Yuan-Tzu (TPE) with 175kg and 172kg Total results respectively.

We celebrated a Turkish medallist today too, after the success of previous days, OZKAN Cansel collected all three bronze medals in this category, Totaling one kilogram behind CHOU (171kg).