A fruitful Asian Youth and Junior Championships in Tashkent, UZB
After several successful events in recent years, Uzbekistan hosted another outstanding event, the 2020 Asian Junior and Youth Championships was held between 13th and 19th of February in Tashkent.
The Uzbek capital saw 202 athletes lifting this past week (85 women and 117 men) from 17 countries, including both age groups.
In the Junior competitions, the home country topped the women’s medal table (13,5,2) followed by VIE (5,4,2) and KAZ (5,2,2). As of the men, the Kazakh junior team came out first (10,2,6), then INA (7,2,0) and IRI (4,10,5).
The Uzbek athletes performed well in the youth competitions too, ending up second in the women’s tally (9,9,3) behind TPE (9,10,2) and ahead of KAZ (6,0,0), while topping the men’s table (7,11,6) followed by INA (6,0,0) and IRI (3,7,2).
The event closed with 6 new Youth World Records: DO Tu Tung (VIE) M55kg, 110kg Snatch; FAATHIR Muhammad (INA) M61kg, 154kg C&J and 273kg Total; JUNIANSYAH Rizki (INA) M73kg, 139 kg Snatch and 307kg Total; BEKBOLAT Rakhat (KAZ) M96kg, 198 C&J.
In conjunction with the Championships, an AWF Executive Board Meeting was held in Tashkent, where the Board agreed to relocate the 2020 Asian Championships from Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan, to be held during 16-25 April in Tashkent.
Building on the success of the Asian Youth and Junior Championships and years of experience in hosting various international events, the Executive Board had no doubt that the Uzbek Weightlifting Federation will deliver an excellently organised competition despite the limited time for preparation.