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Tokyo Test Event Entry List

The entry list has been published for the Japan-China-Korea Friendship Tournament – the test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

This competition, which runs from 6th – 7th July 2019 is a silver-level qualifying competition for the 2020 Olympics. That means it carries a 5% Robi point bonus for those who compete at it.

As the name implies, most of the field is made up of Japanese, Chinese and Korean lifters but there are a few others taking part as well.

The hosts Japan have a squad of ten men and ten women on the entry list, including Toshiki Yamamoto, the Asian Championships bronze medalist and Masanori Miyamoto who hit a 200 clean and jerk in training recently.

China have a packed squad of twelve, including:

  • Hou Zhihui –49kg World record holder in snatch and total
  • Chen Guiming – 2018 World silver medal
  • Deng Wei – four-time world champion and 2016 Olympic champion
  • Zhang Wangli 2018 World champion and holder of 71 and 76 world records
  • Meng Suping –2016 Olympic champion
  • Li Fabin – Asian champion
  • Qin Fulin – 2018 World bronze medal
  • Chen Lijun – three-time World champion
  • Shi Zhiyong –2016 Olympic champion, 2015 and 2018 World champion
  • Lu Xiaojun – 2012 Olympic Champion, four-time world champion
  • Li Dayin – 2019 Asian champion
  • Tian Tao – 2019 Asian champion
  • Yang Zhe – 2019 Asian Champion – we could see a snatch world record attempt from him

South Korea are sending ten athletes, including:

  • Kang Yoonhee – Asian champion
  • Han Junghoon – Asian Championships bronze medallist

Six other international athletes will be making the trip to Tokyo:

  • Tatiana Kashirina (Russia) – there should be a good battle for her with Meng Suping
  • Ilya Ilyin (Kazakhstan) – apparently lifting up two categories at 109
  • Wes Kitts (USA) – He’ll be up against Ilyin in the -109 category
  • Rodion Bochkov (Russia) – European bronze this year with a 192 snatch
  • Ruslan Albegov (Russia) – with a 460 entry total!
  • Anna Van Bellinghen (Belgium)

We’ll be featuring all the news from event on our page about it.

Dan Kent
Dan is the Editor of the Weightlifting House website. He is also a coach with Warwickshire Weightlifting Club and a referee.


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