Weightlifting’s major Junior event returned to Poland for the 4th time.
The country has proven to be an excellent host of major events on many occasions organizing three Junior World Championships in 1976, 1995 and 1996. As a testimony of their professionalism, they also showcased Senior World Championships six times already from 1913, 1959, 1969, 1996, 2002 and 2013.
The talented and dynamic leadership of the Polish Federation – PZPC – under President Szymon Kolecki displayed clear vision and perspectives reaching beyond the borders of Poland. They once again proved great organizational skills and a warm hospitality.
Altogether 236 athletes from 41 countries competed at the 2015 IWF Junior World Championships Wroclaw, POL. The exact number was 96 Women from 29 countries against 135 Men from 35 countries.
JIANG Huihua (CHN) was the only one setting records. Competing in the 48kg bodyweight category, she broke her compatriot’s – TIAN Yuan’s (CHN) – Youth World Records from the 2010 IWF World Championships Antalya, TUR in the Snatch as well as in the Total. She raised them to 92kg and 205kg respectively.
According to the Team Classification, the first 6 best performing Men and Women Team stood up on stage during the Closing Ceremony to receive a special award.
Women Team Classification from 1st to 6th: CHN, RUS, MEX, TUR, EGY and USA.
Men Team Classification from 1st to 6th: RUS, POL, COL, JPN, CHN and TUR.
The IWF Media Trophy of Best Lifter within Women was awarded to AHMED Sara Samir Elsayed Mohamed (EGY) while for Men; the winner was the Russian KHUGAEV Khetag (RUS) – both of them also Youth Olympic Champions in 2014 Nanjing.
Watch out cause we might even see some of these young athletes at the 2015 IWF World Championships in Houston, and witness these stars of tomorrow prior to their eventual participating in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.