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The snatches in this A group started as a bit of a bloodbath, with just four of the first eleven lifts successful, one athlete bombing and another withdrawing after missing their opener. Akbar Djuraev (UZB) did manage to extend his junior world snatch record to 188.
Things settled down when the main contenders for medals came to the platform, with Yang Zhe (CHN), Andrei Aramnau (BLR) and Simon Martirosyan (ARM) all making their openers. Defending world champion Martirosyan went heaviest, with 190.
Rodion Bochkov (RUS) had an attempt to break into the top three but missed 192. With all the other lifters finished on snatches, it was down to the big three to settle the medals.
With three lifts remaining, it looked like we were going to see three world record attempts. Yang Zhe (CHN) was first up for 197, getting it to exceed the world standard and set the world record. Andrei Aramnau (BLR) was next, trying 198 to claim the record for himself. He got it and Yang had to hand his record over after holding it for just a couple of minutes. One lifter remained though. Simon Martirosyan (ARM) put 199 on the bar, snatched it and stood up to take Aramnau’s world record for himself.
The clean and jerks were different in a couple of ways. Firstly, they began with a string of made lifts – eleven good lifts before the first failure. Secondly, we did not see the close contest for gold that we had enjoyed on snatches.
Yang Zhe (CHN) slipped up, missing 227 on third attempt while Andrei Aramnau (BLR) went 6/6, hitting 228 to go ahead.
Akbar Djuraev (UZB) extended his junior clean and jerk and total records, with a 229 clean and jerk, giving him a 417 total and a guaranteed clean and jerk medal.
There was only one contender for gold though. Simon Martirosyan (ARM) opened after everyone had finished, hitting 230 for clean and jerk and total gold medals. He then attempted 241 to extend his world records. He stood the clean up but the effort was too much and he didn’t even attempt the jerk. He declined his third attempt.
|Snatch||Clean and Jerk||Total|
|Gold||Simon Martirosyan (ARM) – 199||Simon Martirosyan (ARM) – 230||Simon Martirosyan (ARM) – 429|
|Silver||Andrei Aramnau (BLR) – 198||Akbar Djuraev (UZB) – 229||Andrei Aramnau (BLR) – 426|
|Bronze||Yang Zhe (CHN) – 197||Andrei Aramnau (BLR) – 228||Yang Zhe (CHN) – 420|
- World Junior snatch record – Akbar Djuraev (UZB) 188
- World snatch record – Yang Zhe (CHN) 197 (later broken)
- World snatch record – Andrei Aramnau (BLR) 198 (later broken)
- World snatch record – Simon Martirosyan (ARM) 199
- World Junior clean and jerk record 226 (later broken)
- World Junior total record 414 (later broken)
- World Junior clean and jerk record – Akbar Djuraev (UZB) 229
- World Junior total record – Akbar Djuraev (UZB) 417
A Group Results
|Name||Nation||Sn 1||Sn 2||Sn 3||C+J 1||C+J 2||C+J 3||Total|
|10||ABBOOD Salwan Jasim Abbood||IRQ||x182||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|11||GOSPODINOV Vasil Georgiev||BUL||x174||x174||x177||—||—||—||—|
A Group Start List
|GOSPODINOV Vasil Georgiev||BUL||406|
|ABBOOD Salwan Jasim Abbood||IRQ||405|