Third Asian Gold within Men
Once again, an Asian winner was announced in the Men’s 67kg bodyweight category, after winner from PRK and INA in the past days. Today a Chinese athlete claimed the first place.
CHEN Lijun, 2013 and 2015 World Champion ranked second in the Snatch with 150kg, behind his compatriot, HUANG Minhao lifting 152kg, but only finished ninth in the Clean and Jerk, so he had to settle for the Silver in Total.
CHEN won with his Clean and Jerk lift at 182kg and his Total with 332kg. He tried to lift 185kg, what could have been a world record, but this proved to be too much for him.
On the third place, Venezuelan MOYARA PERNIA Julio Ruben, who also won the Snatch Bronze.
A great returner was FIGUEROA MOSQUERA Oscar Albeiro (COL) who once said goodbye to competitive weightlifting in Rio 2016. He had a modest result in the Snatch and the Total (8th and 5th place) but earned a Bronze Medal in the Clean and Jerk with 178kg.