South Korea?s Jang Mi-ran dominated the superheavyweight +75kg category in the final day of the women?s competition in Doha. The 22-year old who was silver medalist in Athens Olympic Games, lifted a total of 300 kilos to win China?s Mu Shuangshuang on bodyweight difference.
Mu snatched 130kg to win the gold medal, but Jang was stronger on the clean & jerk move lifting 172kg, two more than her competitor.
USA?s Cheryl Haworth won the total bronze medal with 287kg, also on bodyweight difference from Ukraine?s representative Olha Korobka who placed third in snatch with 127kg.
The 17th women world championships finished in Qatar and China won 12 out of 21 gold medals. The athletes gave their best and the spectators in Al Sadd sport club enjoyed great games. The world records were beaten 35 times in women?s and juniors? level, while the most exiting category was the 75kg with 18 new world records!
In men?s 94kg Nizami Pashayev won the first gold medals for Azerbaijan in the 74th World Championship. With a fabulous snatch of 185kg Pashayev beat the tough competition and won gold with a total of 401kg.
Russian Mukhamat Sozaev was invincible in the clean & jerk with 221kg. With a total of 398kg he also won the silver medal on bodyweight difference from Bulgaria?s Olympic champion Milen Dobrev who managed to win two bronze medals (the first in clean & jerk with 218kg and the second in total with 398kg.). Belarus? Mikalai Patotski won silver in snatch with 184 kilos.
Cuba?s Hernandez Coba won surprisingly the clean & jerk silver medal. Although competing in Group B?, Coba lifted 220kg and that was enough to secure him a place on the winners podium.