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World Record for Colombia – Day 8 at the 2021 IWF World Championships and Commonwealth Championships

On the 8th day of competition of the 2021 IWF World Championships and Commonwealth Championships the program continued with the Men 96kg and Women 76kg categories.

Men 96kg Category

The category featured all medallist of Tokyo in M96kg. Fares Ibrahim E.H. Elbakh (QAT) and Keydomar Giovanni Vallenilla Sanchez (VEN) competed in Group A, while Anton Pliesnoi (GEO) competed in Group B.  

In Snatch, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Silver medallist, Keydomar Giovanni Vallenilla Sanchez (VEN) went 3 from 3 and with 172-175-177kg won the Bronze medal. Boady Robert Santavy (CAN) who placed 5th at this summer’s Olympics took Silver with his successful third attempt of 178kg. When all the other athletes finished, came Lesman Paredes Montano (COL) with his first attempt of 180kg. He did a good lift and the crowd was waiting what his next attempt will be as the Snatch World Record set at 186kg. With his team they decided not to wait and do another lift below the world record and went to break it right away on his second attempt.  The weight sat at 187kg. The pressure was high but with an impressive lift he became the new World Record Holder of Snatch in M96kg with 187kg and furthermore won Gold.

Lesman Montano Paredes (COL) after his new Snatch World Record of 187kg in M96kg @IWF/Isaac Morillas

In Clean&Jerk, Fares Ibrahim E.H. Elbakh (QAT) proved to be the strongest with his second attempt of 222kg and won Gold. Artyom Antropov (KAZ) clinched Silver with 221kg and Keydomar Giovanni Vallenilla Sanchez (VEN) won Bronze with 214kg.

In Total, Lesman Paredes Montano (COL) finished at first place with 400kg, Tokyo 2020 Gold medallist, Fares Ibrahim E. H. Elbakh (QAT) won Silver with 394kg and Tokyo 2020 Silver medallist, Keydomar Giovanni Vallenilla Sanchez (VEN) finished the podium with 391kg.

Men 96kg Podium @IWF/Steve Galvan

Commonwealth Championships

Boady Robert Santavy won the Commonwealth Championships in Men 96kg category with 379kg and directly qualified for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.  Antonis Martasidis (CYP) won Silver with 343kg and Vikas Thakur (IND) clinched the Bronze medal with 339kg. 

Commonwealth Championships Men 96kg Podium @IWF/Steve Galvan

Women 76kg Category

The day finished with the Women 76kg category. 

In Snatch, the 2021 Junior World Champion, Iana Sotieva (RWF) won Gold with a successful second attempt of 112kg. She lifted the same weight at this years European Championships were she placed 2nd. Silver went to Laura Nascimento Amaro (BRA) who went 3 from 3 without a mistake and lifted 108kg as her best attempt. Martha Ann Rogers (USA), Tokyo 2020 Olympian in W87kg finished the podium with her second attempt of 107kg. 

In Clean&Jerk Min Ji Lee finished first place with a third attempt of 139kg. Her teammate tried to lift 140kg to clinch first place but after her first good lift of 134kg, she didn’t manage a successful lift and therefore won the Bronze medal.  The last medal went to Mattie Rogers who placed second with her third attempt of 136kg.

Total podium was as follows: Min Ji Lee (KOR) won Gold with 244kg, Mattie Rogers (USA) placed second with 243kg and Bronze went to Iana Sotieva (RWF) with 242kg.

Women 76kg Podium @IWF/Steve Galvan

Commonwealth Championships

In the Women 76kg category the Gold went to Maya Celeste Laylor (CAN) with the Total of 229kg and therefore directly qualified for next year’s Commonwealth Games. Punam Yadav (IND) won Silver with 220kg and her teammate Arockiya Alish Ramasundara Pandi  finished the podium with the Total of 214kg.

Commonwealth Championships Women 76kg Podium @IWF/Steve Galvan