MARTIROSYAN defended his title
Defending champion Armenian MARTIROSYAN Simon won all three Gold Medals in the men’s 109kg bodyweight category. He triumphed in the Clean and Jerk and Total effortlessly but had a hard fight for the Snatch first place.
First in the Snatch, this year’s Asian Champion and 2018 World Championships Silver Medallist, Chinese YANG Zhe set a World Record with 197kg. Right after him, 2008 Olympic Champion ARAMNAU Andrei (BLR) broke the record with 198kg. MARTIROSYAN had the final word, who raised the bar to 199kg.
In the Clean and Jerk, the Armenian secured the Gold Medal with his first lift (230kg), then came out for a World Record attempt at 241kg, but this proved too much for him, and the World Record remained 240kg, held by himself.
The Silver Medal in this lift went to Uzbek DJURAEV Akbar with 229kg. The 19-year-old lifter, Junior World Champion this year broke his own World Records five times on the way.
ARAMNAU clinched the Clean and Jerk Bronze with 228kg and the Total order was the same as in the Snatch.