Once again two athletes claimed triple gold in their bodyweight categories on day six of the IWF Youth World Championships in Las Vegas.
Turkey’s NARIN Dilara secured a golden hat-trick in the women’s 76-kilogram category and then Bulgaria’s HRISTOV Stefcho Dimitrov managed the same feat in the men’s 102kg.
Seventeen-year-old HRISTOV gained his first gold in the snatch with a lift of 145kg, which saw him beat Georgia’s TAKTAKISHVILI Lasha by a full 15kg.
Azerbaijan’s SHUKURLU Ali, who turns 16 this year, claimed the Snatch bronze with a lift of 125kg.
As it turned out the top three remained the same for the Clean and Jerk and therefore the overall competition as well.
In the Clean and Jerk, HRISTOV lifted 170kg for gold, this time 10kg more than TAKTAKISHVILI, while SHUKURLU managed 155kg for his second bronze.
Added together that meant HRISTOV also claimed overall gold with total lifts of 315kg.
Taktakishvili seized silver with lifts totalling 290kg, while 280kg was enough to give SHUKURLU his third bronze by 20kg.
In the women’s 76kg category, NARIN gained her first gold with a snatch of 96kg just four days shy of her 17th birthday.
That saw her top the field by 4kg, before she went on the win the Clean and Jerk title by 13kg with a lift of 129kg.
That effort saw her break her own youth world record.
Combined, those two lifts gave her the overall gold as well, by 17kg in front of Armenia’s GYURJYAN Liana.
As in the men’s 102kg event, the top three was the same for the Snatch, Clean and Jerk and overall events.
GYURJYAN’s lifts of 92kg in the Snatch and 116kg in the Clean in Jerk gave her three silvers, while Ecuador’s PAREDES ARREAGA Bella Nancy, the only athlete in the field to have already turned 17, came third three times with respective lifts of 90kg and 110kg.
medals were also decided in the women’s 81kg and men’s 96kg categories.
In the men’s event, BEKBOLAT Rakhat from Kazakhstan won the overall and Clean and Jerk titles but came second in the Snatch to Turkey’s DEMIRCI Onur.
While DEMIRCI won his gold with a lift of 145kg, BEKBOLAT took the overall title by 8kg in front of Demirci with lifts totalling 323kg.
The Kazakh’s impressive Clean and Jerk of 179kg ensured that.
Overall bronze went to MIRZABAEV Mirkhosil from Uzbekistan with a combined 311kg.
He finished third in both the Snatch and Clean and Jerk as well.
In the women’s 81kg event another Kazakh, PASTUKHOVA Olga, took the overall title by just 1kg over Uzbekistan’s JABBOROVA Tursunoy.
The Kazakh managed lifts totalling 215kg, also winning gold in the Clean and Jerk where she lifted 123kg.
That lift saw her beat JABBOROVA by 5kg, though she was second in the snatch by 4kg after the Uzbek managed a lift of 96kg.
Coming third overall was Japan’s NAKAJIMA Motoka, who also finished third in the Snatch and Clean and Jerk.
She managed lifts of 86kg and 109kg for a total of 195kg.