New World Record for Juniansyah – Day 4 of the 2022 IWF Junior World Championships
The program of the fourth day featured the Women 64kg and Men 73kg (Group A and B) categories. Thanks to Rizki JUNIANSYAH from Indonesia we were fortunate enough to witness a new Junior World Records on this day.
Women 64kg Category
In the first final of the day, Julieth Alejandra RODRIGUEZ QUINTERO from Colombia won it all. Last year she won the Junior Pan American Games with 100kg in Snatch and 121kg in Clean&Jerk. This time in Snatch she missed her last attempt of 99kg but still her 97kg of second attempt was enough to win the category. Queysi Julissa ROJAS GONZALEZ from Mexico finished second with her third attempt of 96kg, while Antonia ACKERMANN from Germany completed the podium with her third attempt of 91kg.
In C&J Rodriguez performed her best lift at an international competition and with 124kg won the category. As in Snatch, Rojas Gonzalez took Silver with her second attempt of 119kg and Marie MANTAROPOULOS from France clinched Bronze after her best attempt of 114kg.
In Total, the overall winner Rodriguez Quintero won it all. With 221kg Total she matched her previous Total achieved at the Junior Pan American Games in November 2021. Rojas Gonzalez won the Silver medal with 215kg and Mantaropoulos completed the podium with 204kg.
Men 73kg Category
The biggest name of the category was without the doubt Rizki JUNIANSYAH from Indonesia. At last years Junior World Championships he has not only won the World Champion title in Snatch, C&J and Total but he also broke all the Junior World Records.
This year it was almost no different. In Snatch there was no competition for Juniansyah as he only started his attempts when all the others finished. He first lifted 147kg and then already on his second attempt he increased to a new Junior World Record attempt. After his first lift the second one was not that easy, and for a moment we weren’t sure if he will make it but with an extraordinary effort he managed a good lift and broke his own World Record by 1kg. After his new World Record lift he declined his last attempt. Alexey CHURKIN (KAZ) went 3 from 3 and with 146kg finished second while Ryan GRIMSLAND (USA) with his last attempt of 145kg won the last medal of Snatch.
In Clean&Jerk the order of the medals was the same as in Snatch. Grimsland won Bronze with his second attempt of 182kg. He almost made 187kg on his last attempt but due to press out it was a no lift. Silver was won by Churkin with 183kg. His last attempt of 187kg was first deemed as a good lift by majority of the Referees however the Jury asked for a review and decided to reverse the decison of the Referees. After them, the only question was whether Juniansyah could repeat last years performance and break all his records. He first did a successful lift of 185kg and with that he already won the C&J and the Total Gold. He then jumped to 195kg which would have meant a new Junior World Record if he makes it. Sadly it was a no lift however he still had his last attempt to try. Instead of trying the same weight once again they decided to increase to 199kg which would have meant a new Senior World Record, which was currently kept by SHI (CHN). Unfortunately this weight was too much for him and didn’t manage his last attempt.
In Total Juniansyah won with 341 kg, Churkin finished second with 329kg and Grimsland clinched third place with 327kg.
Tomorrow the program will start with the Men 81kg Group B at 10:00 local time.
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