Men’s 69kg was all about the European Youth Champion OZBEK Muhammed Furkan (TUR) and European Youth Silver Medallist MALAKMADZE Archil (GEO).
The two athletes put on a great show battled fiercely here in Buenos Aires.
They remained close in the Snatch with only 1kg advantage in favour of OZBEK, but the Turkish lifter showed an impressive strength and technique in the Clean and Jerk. With three good lifts – 158kg, 165kg and 170kg – he won with ease the Youth Olympic title.
Reaching a Total of 288kg, MALAKMADZE Archil (GEO) won the Silver Medal while the Bronze went to CANUL FACUNDO Mauricio Cristofer (MEX) with 283kg.