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07.10.2006

Reza Zadeh’s 10th World Championship gold medal

Men’s +105kg: Since Saturday, 7th October 2006, Iranian giant Hossein Reza Zadeh is 10-fold world champion. Double Olympic gold-medallist and holder of all world records in the superheavy category, Reza Zadeh swept the two lifts and the total also in santo Domingo. His challengers could not force him to extreme heights, and let the Iranian win with […]

07.10.2006

Dethronement in 105kg

Listing 29 competitors, the men’s 105kg category featured the defending world champion, Russian Dmitry Klokov who was pushed back into third place. Poland’s European Champion Marcin Dolega won, and the silver medal was taken by Dmitry Lapikov of Russia, lifting in the B group. Klokov saved two attempts in clean and jerk to capture the […]

07.10.2006

Korean wins over Chinese

Women’s +75kg: The battle in the ladies’ superheavyweight in Santo Domingo will probably be remembered for a long time. Since Doha, the defending champion Jang Mi-Ran (KOR) had become world record holder when she modified the mark from 305kg to 318kg. This time again, she was facing Mu Shuangshuang of China, runner-up to the Korean […]

06.10.2006

Young Kazakh superstar wins again

Men`s 94kg: Just two years ago nobody had heard of a 16-year old weightlifter from Kazakhstan, Ilya Ilin. In 2005, however, he entered the ranks of top champions in the nick of a time. He first captured the junior titles in Busan then added the senior gold medals to that in Doha. He was also elected […]

05.10.2006

Dramatic battle in 75kg

Among the 23 entries of the women`s 75kg category, as many as two Russian big shots ? 4-times junior world champion Nadezhda Evstyukhina and Olympic bronze-medal winner, world champion Zarema Kasaeva teamed up to block the victory of Chinese newcomer Cao Lei. By the end of the first half of the competition, their plot seemed […]

05.10.2006

Rybakou: Three gold medals

Men`s 85kg: Andrei Rybakou of Belarus had long wanted to win gold overall but he managed to collect titles only in snatch so far. On this lift he had been the best of the world for several years, yet he was not able to add the titles in jerk and total. Finally, in Santo Domingo […]

04.10.2006

Olympic champion defeated

Women`s 69kg: Major surprise in this category of 26 entries. We had never seen this before: Liu Chunhong of China could not step on the top of the podium of medals. the Olympic and 5-time senior world champion was defeated by Russian Oxana Slivenko, a first-time participant in the senior worlds field. Alone the fact that […]

04.10.2006

Another victory for China

Women`s 63kg: It was Quyang Xiaofang`s duty to continue the streak of Chinese victories in the women`s 63kg (29 competitors) - and she duly delivered. All the three gold medals, in snatch, clean and jerk and total went to Quyang and not to Russia`s gold-medal favourite Svetlana Shimkova. This outcome, however, was not to be foreseen […]

03.10.2006

Three new world champions crowned

Women`s 58kg:  The category fielding 30 competitors featured the first encounter between a Russian and a Chinese favourite. In the first part Russian Svetlana Tsarukaeva defeated her Chinese opponent by 1 kg, but Qiu Hongmei took back the lead in clean and jerk, sweeping in the total gold medal. Meanwhile, Wandee Kameaim of Thailand became […]

03.10.2006

Stars meet in a facedown in 77kg

Men`s 77kg: In the category counting 51 participants we saw the first ever facedown between the Olympic champion, 21-year old Turkish Taner Sagir and the defending world champion Chinese . Sagir had first become an Olympic champion in Athens 2004, before eventually capturing his first world title in Santo Domingo. In the snatch, Li Hongli […]

02.10.2006

China continues with more records

Women`s 53kg: In this category (29 entries) another Chinese debutante Qiu Hongxia swept with new world records. Although new to the world championships, the Chinese woman scored a devastating victory (16kg) over a more well-known figure of the sport: Raema Lisa Rumbewas from Indonesia. One of the local favourites, Yuderqi Contreras ? former bronze medal […]

02.10.2006

Four world records at the outset

Women`s 48kg: In the opening category of the ladies 21 competitors were lined up. The Chinese new entry Yang Lian put down her visit card with fantastic results. Born in 1982, Yang collected all the three gold medals setting four world records: in snatch with 98kg, in clean and jerk with 119kg, and in total […]

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