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Day 7 – 2021 IWF Youth World Championships

The seventh day of the competition in Jeddah continued with a great atmosphere and the youngest lifters continued demonstrating the bright future of the sport. On this day there were two weight categories: the Women 81 kg and the Men 102 kg.

Women 81 kg Category

In Snatch, Mairyn Vanessa Hernandez Lizarraga (MEX) set an entry of 86 kg. She increased her number to 89 kg on the 2nd attempt and to 92 kg on her 3rd attempt. With this third lift, she was able to win the Gold medal and she was one of the two lifters who did 3 good lifts. The Silver medal went to the Georgian Natia Gadelia who also lifted three good lifts with the last one being a 91 kg one. The Bronze medal went Yekta Jamali Galeh from Iran with a second lift of 90 kg after failing her third attempt of 93 kg.

In C&J the numbers between lifters were very close. 4 lifters of 6 participants began with lifts of 107 kg and 108 kg. It was finally the Georgian Natia Gadelia who exceeded the others on her third attempt (117 kg) and therefore took the Gold. Both of her direct competitors tried to lift more than her on their third attempt (119 kg) but both failed to do so. Yekta Jamali Galeh from Iran won the Silver medal with a 115 kg C&J and finally, the Bronze went to the Russian Daria Meshcheriakova who lifted 114 kg.

The podium of the total results repeated the names of the C&J. Gold went to the Georgian Natia Gadelia with 208 kg, the Silver to Yekta Jamali Galeh from Iran with 205 kg, and finally the Bronze to Daria Meshcheriakova from Russia with 201 kg.

Men 102 kg Category

The Men’s 102 kg category began at 5PM local time with just 5 participants. The favourite of the category was the Kazakh Rakhat Bekbolat who currently holds the Youth and Junior World Record in Clean&Jerk and the Youth World Record in Total in this bodyweight category. In Snatch he lifted 155 kg on his last attempt and won the Gold. Taner Caglar from Turkey got the Silver with a 152 kg Snatch and the Bronze medal went to the Polish Szymon Ziolkowski who lifted 151 kg on his 3rd attempt.

In C&J, Bekbolat had a clear advantage over the others.  He began with a first attempt of 185 kg, 14 kg higher than his closest competitor. He finally won the Gold medal with a 200 kg lift which also easily earned him the Gold medal in the Total. Ammar Rubaiawi Ali from Iraq took the Silver with lifts of 170kg, 180kg, and 185kg. To finish the last session of the day, the third medal, the Bronze, was won by Taner Caglar from Turkey with a third C&J of 185 kg, with the same weight as Rubaiawi Ali but Caglar lifted it later.

Overall, Rakhat Bekbolat (KAZ) took the Gold medal with a total of 355 kg. Taner Caglar (TUR) got a Total of 337 kg and won the Silver. Finally, Ammar Rubaiawi Ali (IRQ) won the Bronze with 334 kg.

Tomorrow the program will continue with the heaviest categories: the Women +81kg and the Men +102kg categories.