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26.09.2019

MARTIROSYAN defended his title

Defending champion Armenian MARTIROSYAN Simon won all three Gold Medals in the men’s 109kg bodyweight category. He triumphed in the Clean and Jerk and Total effortlessly but had a hard fight for the Snatch first place. First in the Snatch, this year’s Asian Champion and 2018 World Championships Silver Medallist, Chinese YANG Zhe set a […]

25.09.2019

Two Silvers added up to a Gold for TSIKHANSOU

Cutting ahead of the medal favorites, South-Korean JIN Yunseong won the Snatch with 397kg in the men’s 102kg category this Wednesday at the World Championships in Thailand but clinched the overall Gold from Belorus TSIKHANSOU Yauheni, European Champion this year in 96kg category. In the Snatch, the Belorus lifter was 1kg behind JIN and GASPARYAN […]

25.09.2019

Dethroning in women’s 81kg

The multiple Olympic and World Champion VALENTIN PEREZ Lidia could not defend her title in the women’s 81kg at the World Championships in Pattaya, where she was defeated by Columbian SOLIS ARBOLEDA Leidy Yessenia, not only in the first lift but in Total as well. In the Snatch, they were both left behind by the […]

24.09.2019

RIM stepped up her games

The North Korean RIM Jong Sim won the women’s 76kg bodyweight category competition on Tuesday at the Senior World Championships in Pattaya, THA. The 2019 Asian Champion and Silver Medallist at last year’s WWC gained a significant advance in the Snatch over her biggest rival, 2018 World Champion of the W71 category, ZHANG Wangli, who […]

24.09.2019

Eighth Gold for China

China now won in 8 bodyweight categories (men and women) so far at the 2019 IWF World Championships in Pattaya. On the seventh day of the competition, TIAN Tao stood on the top podium. In the Snatch, the Bronze Medallist at this years European Championships, PLIESNOI Anton (GEO) was first with 181kg, who up until […]

23.09.2019

Nine medals, six medallists

The nine medals were split between six lifters in the men’s 89kg bodyweight category today in Pattaya. In the tight competition in the Snatch, Georgian DAVITADZE Revaz proved to be the best with 172kg cutting ahead of Belarus and Venezuelan rivals, who both lifted the same, 169kg: BERSANAU Aliaksandr and VALLENILLA SANCHEZ Keydomar Giovanni. The […]

23.09.2019

Double victory for the USA in W71!

It is the first time in 40 years, that two women stood on the podium on a World Championships! NYE Katherina Elizabeth and ROGERS Martha Ann wrote their names in the history books in the women’s 71kg competition on the sixth day of the WWC in Pattaya. NYE swiped all three gold medals and ROGERS […]

22.09.2019

DENG Wei took it all with World Records

DENG Wei broke the World Records five times and defended her World Champion title in the women’s 64kg bodyweight category. The 26-years-old Chinese, who already held the World Records in both lifts and in Total when she arrived in Pattaya, performed 3 excellent lifts in the Snatch and ended her lifts with improving her best […]

22.09.2019

LYU Xiaojun is five-time World Champion at the age of 35

Chinese LYU Xiaojun triumphed in the men’s 81kg battle on the fifth day of the World Championships. The 35-years-old who previously won four golds and came to Pattaya as a title defender, finished at 171kg in the Snatch, achieving the result before his compatriot, LI Dayin. This was LYU’s 17th medal on a World Championships […]

21.09.2019

Overwhelming victory by SHI

The five-times World Champion Chinese athlete, SHI Zhiyong achieved an overwhelming victory in the men’s 73kg bodyweight category on the fourth day of the IWF World Championships in Pattaya. The 25-year-old only came out for his first attempt in the Snatch when the other participants were done. He finished at 166kg, 2kg under his personal […]

21.09.2019

Chinese Taipei defended its title in women’s 59kg

KUO Hsing-Chun (TPE) defended her World Champion title this Saturday on the World Championships in Pattaya. The Asian Champion, who won at the Worlds two times in a row, was defeated in the Snatch by her North-Korean rival, Rio Olympics Silver Medallist CHOE Hyo Sim, who broke KUO’s World Record in this lift and set […]

20.09.2019

LIAO cleaned World Record

LIAO Qiuyun (CHN) gained the World Champion title in the women’s 55kg bodyweight category on the third day of the World Championships in Pattaya. The Silver Medallist was ZHANG Wanqiong. The 2018 World Champion ZHANG finished at 99kg in the Snatch, cutting 1kg ahead of her compatriot, 2019 Asian Champion LIAO. In the Clean and […]

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