Tashkent had a lot to offer on the fourth day of the IWF Junior World Championships. After the second day’s record achieved by Kamila Konotop, the fourth day saw more incredible lifts and records.
The fourth day was the day for the Men 73 KG and the Women 64 KG categories, divided into Group A and Group B. The Italian Fabrizio Veglia, who had the best lift in C&J Group B with a lift of 172 KG won the Clean&Jerk Bronze medal as he lifted this weight before Achinta Sheuli (IND) in Group A.
Men 73 KG Group A
At 16:00, Uzbekistan time, the A sessions began. In Snatch, the well-deserved Gold went to Rizki Juniansyah from Indonesia after accomplishing a 155 KG lift that not only got him the medal, but also the Snatch Junior World Record in his category. The Silver medal went to Gevorg Serobian from Russia with a successful 143 KG second attempt and Achinta Sheuli from India won the Bronze medal with a 141 KG lift.
Later, in the C&J we could enjoy another record, coming from the same lifter, Rizki Juniansyah (INA), who with his 194 KG lift on his third attempt, broke the previous record by 1 KG. The Silver medal was won by Saikhan Taisuyev from Kazakhstan with a 175 KG lift and the Bronze, as said above, went to the Italian lifter from Group B, Fabrizio Veglia with a 172 KG Clean&Jerk.
In Total Rizki Juniansyah (INA) won the Gold medal with 349 KG, broke the total Junior World Record as well, Achinta Sheuli (IND) won the Silver with a 313 KG Total and Gevorg Serobian (RUS) the Bronze with 308 KG.
Women 64 KG Group A
After the Men 73 KG Group A, it was the turn for the women. Ecuador’s Angie Palacios, who came second in Snatch and first in Clean&Jerk had no chance to medal since like other lifters, she went from being a junior to a senior during the pandemic year. Still, the IWF invited her to participate in this championship which gave her the opportunity to earn points towards the Olympics.
In Snatch, the Gold medal went to Raluca-Andreea Olaru of Romania, who managed to lift 98 KG on her third attempt after missing the same weight on her second lift. The Silver medal was won by Giulia Miserendino from Italy with a lift of 97 KG, just two kilos short of Gold, and the Bronze went to Tunisia’s Chaima Rahmouni, with a Snatch of 92 KG.
In the Clean&Jerk, the Gold once again went to Romania’s Raluca-Andreea Olaru with the lift of 116 KG, the Silver to Gulnur Ybray of Kazakhstan with a successful third lift of 115 KG, and the Bronze medal went to Indonesia’s Restu Anggi with the third lift of 114 KG.
In Total, the Gold went to Raluca-Andreea Olaru (ROU) with a total of 214 KG, the Silver to Giulia Miserendino (ITA) with a total of 207 KG, and finally the Bronze to Gulnur Ybray (KAZ) who achieved a total of 205 KG.