W63kg and M85kg Golds are for China
The Egyptian lifter AHMED Esraa Elsayed Rashed Elsayed won the Snatch Gold medal with 99kg, but only ranked 5th in the Clean and Jerk with a result being very far from the leader of the group – the Vietnamese NGUYEN Thi Tuyet Mai with 121kg. However AHMED made it second with 214kg, 2kg ahead of NGUYEN.
WEI Lufan (CHN) was only 1kg behind after the Snatch – and having a unique good lift in the Clean and Jerk with 120kg, she got awarded the Gold in the Total. Ranking second in the Snatch and in the Cleaan and Jerk she still was the best in the end.
Mexico got two Bonze medals as TORRES WONG Anacarmen (MEX) won one in the Snatch with 93kg and DURAN AYON Ana Lilia (MEX) one in the Clean and Jerk with 116kg.
The Chinese lifter ZHAO Yongchao’s technique was terrific. With 1 missed Snatch at 160kg and one missed Clean and Jerk at 200kg he ended 1st but only 1kg ahead of ATNABAEV Ilia (RUS) in the Total. ATNABAEV had a powerful Snatch at 161kg, but came only third in the Clean and Jerk.
For PIZZOLATO it was all about waiting. With RUS, IRI and UKR missing their attempts at 194, 195 and 195 respectively, the Italian lifter made it with a Bronze in the Snatch, a Silver in the Clean and Jerk and a Bronze in the Total!
KONOTOP Ihor (UKR) missed the Clean and Jerk podium by bodyweight, and at the same time he lost his opportunity for medal ending 4th.