Lydia Valentin became the absolute world champion in weightlifting in the category of 81 kg

Lydia Valentin became the absolute world champion in weightlifting in the category of 81 kg

Altyn ASHIROVA

Spanish athlete Lydia Valentin once again proved her superiority in the world of weightlifting, becoming a three-time winner of the world championship in Ashgabat.

In the sum of the biathlon, she lifted the unattainable 249 kg (113 kg in the snatch and 136 kg in the push), becoming the new absolute weightlifting world champion in the weight category of 81 kg.

Lydia Valentine – a real sport icon. In her arsenal, he has “gold” of the 2012 Olympics, the 2017 World Cup and a lot of other awards. But the victory at the 2018 World Cup in Ashgabat is special for her. The current “gold” is a ticket to the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo, after which Lydia plans to leave the world of sports.

An athlete from Belarus Darya Naumova 245 kg (108 kg in the snatch and 137 kg in the push) reached the second step of the podium today.

The third was the representative of Ecuador Tamara Salazar – 242 kg (105 kg in the snatch and 137 kg in the push).

Suddenly, the silver in the snatch went to the representative of the group “B”, the Kazakh weightlifter Raushana Meshitkhanova, who lifted 108 kg.