Poland celebrated their first gold medal and USA surged forward in the women’s 58kg. The snatch was dominated by home favourite DZIENIS Monika, but in the second part BRAMWELL Kaija drew away from her opponents and scored a very convincing victory in clean and jerk and total.
We saw the same pattern in the men’s 69kg category; i.e. Poland’s ROTNICKI Szymon was supreme in the snatch taking gold, yet his 6kg advantage over Chinese Taipei HUANG Ding-Chieh was not enough to keep the lead until the end. HUANG overwhelmed with 155kg and won overall. The bronzes were picked up by Canada’s DUMAS Alexandre.
Women’s 63kg: CHARRON Maude, CAN, 2017 WWC snatch silver medallist and Commonwealth champion took the snatch gold medal and continued dominating in clean and jerk. After all athletes had finished their act – including snatch bomber GANZORIG Anuujin, MGL taking the C&J silver, and Australian ELLIOTT Kiana, silver in total – she appeared for 120-124-127kg in a one-woman show and collected al honours. The Canadian’s result is 24kg more than the next best’s.
Men’s 77kg: In a big fight and suspenseful competition, Serbian competitor ROZSNYIK Ervin emerged as the winner of the snatch (139kg). In clean and jerk with steady lifting and superb tactics he managed to keep his advantage of 6 kilograms until the moment when two lifts were left for Japanese HARA Yuki to beat ROZSNYIK. Eventually, both of HARA’s efforts remained unsuccessful landing him in the silver medallist position while VACHON Nicolas, Canada took the bronze.