Chinese gold in the women’s 55kg
On the third competition day of the 2019 JWC in Suva, the audience witnessed an exciting competition between CHN and COL lifters GAN Hongyan and SINISTERRA TORRES Yenny in the women’s 55kg category.
In the Snatch, SINISTERRA had the upper hand over GAN, with 92kg, she clinched the gold medal from the Chinese (91kg) but the latter quickly turned around the odds in the second lift, reaching 114kg which proved to be too much for her competitors. The Columbian who was third at last year’s JWC, went for a 115kg Clean and Jerk, which was a World Record attempt but could not successfully finish the lift. Having a 112kg final result, she slipped back to the third place, behind NOVITSKAIA Kristina (113kg).
GAN totalled 205kg, SINISTERRA 204kg, while 2018 European Junior world champion, Russian NOVITSKAIA stepped on the third podium (197kg).
Ukranian KONOTOP Kamila took home a Snatch bronze medal for her 91kg performance.