Europe and Africa in the Gold Medal count
The 3 Gold Medals went to SAMIR ELSAYED Sara (EGY) who lifted an impressive 21kg more than the Silver Medallist CEN Yanfeng (CHN). CEN, only 8th place after the Snatch stood up on the second place of the podium with a Total of 200kg.
Bronze Medal winner CANTU Jennifer (MEX) celebrated her birthday on the platform and was awarded the Bronze Medal for her Total of 199kg.
The Russian KHUGAEV Khetag was unstoppable. Taking the lead in the Snatch with 8kg, he continued increasing his advantage in the Clean & Jerk. He stood on the highest stage of the podium with a Total of 312kg.
Third place went to the Indian lifter RAGALA Venkat Rahul who did only 1kg less (296kg) than the Silver Medallist Kazakh lifter AMIRBEKOV Ayat who ended with 297kg.
The competition was very balanced in the Snatch between DEHGHANGHAHFAROKHI Alireza (IRI) and CHENG Yixiong (CHN). The Iranian lifter winning the Gold with only 1kg more than CHEN (146kg, 147kg) defeated him in the Total with 319kg for DEHGHANGHAHFAROKHI against 312kg for the Chinese lifter.
In the Clean & Jerk, PIZZOLATO Antonino (ITA) showed an impressive strength taking the Silver Medal with 172kg even though it wasn’t enough to stand on the podium for the Total where he finished 4th.
Third in the Snatch and 4th in the Clean & Jerk, the Russian MATJUSHIN Alexander won the Bronze Medal in the Total with 303kg.