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Gold for Egypt and First World Records – Day 6 at the IWF World Championships and Commonwealth Championships

On the 6th day of the competition the action continued with the Women 64kg and Men 81kg categories. 

Women 64kg Category

In Snatch Naema Said Fahmi Said (EGY) dominated the field. Her starting lift of 100kg already won her the Gold medal. She then went 3 from 3, and finished with a good lift of 106kg. Jian Han (KOR) after two unsuccessful attempt of 99kg, finished her last attempt with the same weight and won Silver. Bronze went to Wen-Huei Chen with a first successful lift of 97kg.

In Clean&Jerk, the Snatch Bronze medallist Wen-Huei Chen(TPE) proved to be the stongest and won Gold with 3 from 3 (126-131-135). Naema Said Fahmi Said (EGY) also started stong however after her first two successful attempt (124 and 127kg) she could not manage her last attempt of 132kg and therefore took second place. RWF athlete, Anastasiia Anzorova finished the C&J podium with a 121kg second attempt.

In Total Naema Said Fahmi Said (EGY) won with 233 kg, Wen-Huei Chen (TPE) took the Silver with 232 kg and Minkyung Park (KOR) the Bronze with 217kg.

Women 64kg Podium @IWF/Steve Galvan

Commonwealth Championships – Women 64kg

In the Women 64kg category  Sarah Maureen Cochrane (AUS) won the Gold medal of the Commonwealth Championships with 210kg and furthermore the qualifying spot for next years Commonwealth Games. Second place went to Rachel Anne Siemens (CAN) with 195kg in Total and third place went to Yasmin Stevens Zammit (MLT) with the Total of 187kg.

Commonwealth Championships Women 64kg Podium @IWF/Steve Galvan

Men 81kg Category

After China cancelled their participation due to the ongoing pandemic the field was left open for the competing athletes. 

One of the biggest prospect of the field was the still Youth athlete, Karlos May Hasan Nasar (BUL). From his starting weight of 163kg we could already predict that he will try to beat his own Youth World Record. Furthermore the Junior World Record was also in close proximity. Already on his second attempt the new Youth World Record was secured with 166kg. During his last attempt he also tried to beat the Junior and Youth Record with a 169kg attempt but finally it was a no lift. However this was not enough to win the Gold medal. Robu Marin (MDA) who was placed 8th at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer in M73kg, proved to be the strongest among the athletes with a 168kg Snatch which he lifted on his last attempt and therefore won Gold. Bronze went to Mir Mostafa Javadi Aliabadi (IRI) with 163kg.

In Clean&Jerk it was all about Nasar. Just like in Snatch his starting C&J put him is close proxomity to not only the Youth and Junior World Record but to the Senior one as well, which was hold by Lyu Xiaojun (CHN).  Already on his second attempt he broke the Youth Total World record (371kg) with a 205kg C&J. And then came his last attempt. He increased to 208kg which was considered as a new World Record attempt in Senior/Junior/Youth C&J and furthermore with a good lift he would also secure the Junior and Youth Total World Record. The pressure was big but Nasar provided the most impressive performance of the night when he lifted 208kg and not only won Gold in C&J but with just one lift he broke 5 World Records. Silver went to Mir Mostafa Javadi Aliabadi (IRI) with a successful third attempt of 204kg and Woo Jae Kim (KOR) won Bronze with a 196kg C&J.

The Total podium was as follows: Karlos May Hasan Nasar (BUL) won the Gold with 374kg (Junior and Youth Total World Record), Mir Mostafa Javadi Aliabadi (IRI) took Siver with 367kg and Marin Robu (MDA) completed the podium with 363kg.  

Men 81kg Podium @IWF/Steve Galvan

Commonwealth Championships 

The podium of the 2021 Commonwealth Championships was already known by the time the Group A started to lift at the World Championships. Ajay Singh (IND) with a 322kg Total secured the Gold medal which also meant that he can represent his nation at next year’s Commonwealth Games. Second place went to Kyle John Ryan Christopher Park Bruce (AUS) with 316kg and Chinthana Geetal Vidanage Vidanage (SRI) took Bronze with 300kg in Total. 


Commonwealth Championships Men 81kg Podium @IWF/Steve Galvan