Torokhtiy late show earns gold

Oleksiy Torokhtiy claimed Olympic gold for Ukraine after an enthralling men’s 105kg category which went right down to the wire at ExCeL.

Navab Nasirshelal looked to have taken the gold medal from Poland’s Bartlomiej Wojciech Bonk, only for Torokhtiy to clean and jerk 227kg with his final lift.

It meant Nasirshelal, bidding to become the first Iranian to claim gold since the legendary Hossein Rezazadeh in 2004, had to make his final lift – and the last of the competition – of 229kg.

But he failed to even raise it to his shoulders, meaning Torokhtiy (412kg total) took the honours by the narrowest of margins and pushed Nasirshelal (411kg) into silver and Bonk (410kg) to bronze.

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