MARTIROSYAN Simon was Olympic second and European Champion already, and now he is World Champion. In the Snatch, the 21 years old Armenian lifter had to settle for the Silver Medal with 195kg, because YANG Zhe (CHN) lifted 1kg more than him making it to 196kg. Afterward though, MARTIROSYAN dominated the field. In the Clean and Jerk, he went for 230kg and 240kg, both World Records and also set the Total World Record at 425kg and even 435kg. In the Clean and Jerk and in the Total, he won the Gold Medals.
„I knew I will have a lot of strong competitors. I just did the same thing I always do, I gave my best.” – said MARTIROSYAN with a smile on his face.
YANG landed on the second place with 419kg, while MICHALSKI Arkadiusz, Silver Medallist in the Clean and Jerk (228kg) took the third place of the podium with 403kg.
Surprisingly, the Uzbek Olympic Champion NURUDINOV Ruslan bombed out in the Snatch. He however won a Medal in the Clean and Jerk – Bronze one with 227kg.
„This is more than I expected tonight. I was unfortunately sick all week. I had temperature and I feel week.” – NURUDINOV explained after his competition.