Gold Rush: another medal of the of the highest caliber of the PRC team

Gold Rush: another medal of the of the highest caliber of the PRC team

Altyn ASHYROVA

At the ongoing Ashgabat 2018 IWF World Championships, the competitions in the Women’s 76 kg weight category are completed.

The athlete from China Wang Zhouyu, who lifted the weight of a total of 270 kg in two combinations (118 kg in the snatch and 152 kg in the clean and jerk), won the next gold medal and World Champion title.

It is the 45th (!!!) medal of the Chinese weightlifting team at the 2018 IWF World Championships and the 17th gold medal. The team of Thailand is at the second place in the team overall. However, seems, even representatives of this country are unlikely to catch up with athletes from the Middle Kingdom, as the gap between them in terms of the number of awards was as much as 30 medals, which the Thai lifter could not win for the three remaining days of the competitions.

The representative of the Korean Democratic People’s Republic Rim Jong Sim won silver – snatched 119 kg and jerked 150 kg for a total of 269 kg.

The last in the top-3 is the 20-year-old Neisi Patricia Dajomes Barrera from Ecuador, who, in addition to bronze, also won Junior World Record holder title, lifting the weight of 259 kg in two combinations (117 kg in the snatch and 142 kg in the clean and jerk).