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The gold goes to Turkey in the men’s 61kg category

The Junior World Championship continued today with the men’s 61kg A session here in Suva, Fiji.

Youth Olympic Games Bronze medallist TOPTAS Caner from Turkey easily won the Snatch competition with 125kg, and won the overall gold (273kg), regardless of being only fourth in the Clean and Jerk.

On his first international competition, Korean BAE Moonsu picked up the overall silver medal (270kg) and also helped himself to a Clean and Jerk gold medal with a 155kg result.

Third on the Total board and another Turkish lifter, DONEN Dogan with 269kg rewrote all Youth World Standards in this bodyweight category (Snatch: 121kg, Clean and Jerk: 148kg).

FAATHIR Muhammad also set a new Youth World Record in the Clean and Jerk at 149kg, which was a high enough result to reach the second place in this lift.