Moldova and Japan among the men, China alone among the women have been supreme so far at the 3rd University World Championships in Eilat. Coming with a star-studded team including former Youth Olympic, world and junior world champions, the Chinese student squad contributes to the edge and high quality of the event. In the men’s field, Igor BOUR of Moldova became the first winner, followed, in the 62kg category, by Japanese Yoichi ITOKAZU.
After two beautiful victories by Chinese HE Yunhua (in 48kg) and CHEN Xiaoting (in 53kg), former world, junior world and Youth Olympic champion DENG Wei presented us with a formidable performance on the second day into the Championships. Still just 19 years of age, DENG improved her own junior world record total to 244kg in the 58kg category.