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Korea finally earned gold

On the last competition day of the 2019 Junior World Championships in Suva, in the women’s +87kg, LEE Seon Mi (KOR) was expected to win three gold medals but she found a surprising challenger in the Snatch.

Last year’s Junior World Champion, LEE came out on a relatively high starting weight, 120kg and missed her first two attempts, but finally, managed to perform a 123kg good lift, jumping to the second place. Samoan STOWERS Feagaiga, a champion of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, excelled in the Snatch, with three good lifts, finishing at 124kg, took the gold medal. BENITEZ RIVERA Ashamarie (USA) clinched the Snatch bronze medal for lifting 108kg.

LEE cut ahead of the Samoan in the Clean and Jerk. Lifting two kilograms more (153kg) than her competitor, she rounded up her Total result to 276kg.

DALALAYAN Arpine was the third runner up in the Clean and Jerk with 140kg.

Overall, BENITEZ booked 245kg, which was enough for the bronze medal.