CUMMINGS JR Clarence (USA) improved his own Youth World Record
First Gold medal for Uzbekistan! Tension was on almost until the end for ERGASHEV Adkhamjon (UZB) who kept on watching the other competitors while making sure to secure the lead.
The Chinese lifter WEI Yunban (CHN) ranking 4th in the Snatch made it to 156kg in the Clean and Jerk – taking the Gold medal but it wasn’t enough for the Total where he won a Silver.
Bronze Medal went to GARAEV Zulfat (RUS) with a second place in the Snatch and a 4th place in the Clean and Jerk. He couldn’t make it to the podium of the Clean and Jerk, where the Korean SHIN Bi grabbed the medal with 150kg.
CUMMINGS JR Clarence (USA) did it again! Just like in Tbilisi earlier this year he broke the first Youth World Record of the competition at the 2016 IWF Youth World Championships in Penang, MAS.
Winning with a great superiority in numbers and showing impressive power and technique, CUMMINGS in now Junior and Youth World Champion and improved his own Youth World Record with 2kg setting it to 182kg.
He also equaled the one he set in Tbilisi at 317kg in the Total.
With a Bronze and 2 Silver Medals, SOLTANI Hossein (IRI) registered today his first result achieved at an IWF competition being 131kg in the Snatch, 164kg in the Clean and Jerk and 295kg in the Total.
YAZICI Ferhat Ali (TUR) took the second place in the Snatch, but less comfortable in the Clean and Jerk he missed a crucial attempt at 160kg. With a Total of 291kg he however finished 7kg ahead of third place in the Clean and Jerk, DUMITRASCU Paul (ROU) who ended 4th in the Total.
Women’s 58kg showcased first medals for most of the countries. CAKIN Aysegul (TUR) won the first Gold medal here in Penang for Turkey while TYMOSHCHUK Mariia (UKR) got a Silver and a first medal for Peru being a Bronze was awarded to PAREDES VASQUEZ Eldi Jhasmin (PER).
After the Snatch, competition seemed to be between TYMOSHCHUK and CAKIN – only 2kg between the two, but the Turkish lifter took back the lead in the Clean and Jerk with 104kg over 100kg for the Ukrainian lifter ranking third.
PONCIANO RODRIGUEZ Cristal Guadalupe (MEX) third in the Snatch got back to 4th place in the Clean and Jerk and couldn’t make it to the podium with 176kg in the Total.
With 75kg in the Snatch ranking her 5th, the Peruvian PAREDES VASQUEZ Eldi Jhasmin made an impressive third attempt in the Clean and Jerk with 102kg! This Total of 177kg placed her third in the Total and this way she could win Peru’s first medal at the YWC.