World Weightlifting Championships 2019 – M55

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The first A group of the 2019 World Weightlifting Championships started well with a double-bodyweight snatch from John Fabuar Ceniza. The standard was overall good but no one could challenge The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea’s Om Yun Chol, who dominated the category, winning by twenty-eight kilos in the total.

Om opened on snatch after everyone else had finished and took a seven-kilo lead into clean and jerks. After winning the category with his opener, he then missed a 163 kg clean and jerk world record attempt. Undaunted, he increased the weight to 166 – over triple bodyweight. He stuck the jerk to break his own clean and jerk world record and set the M55 total world record for the first time.


SnatchClean and JerkTotal
GoldOM Yun Chol (PRK) – 128OM Yun Chol (PRK) – 166OM Yun Chol (PRK) – 294
SilverNGUYEN Tran Anh Tuan (VIE) – 120GHASHGHAEI Hafez (IRI) – 149SON Igor (KAZ) – 266
BronzeSON Igor (KAZ) – 120AL SALEEM Mansour Abdulrahim M (KSA) – 147AL SALEEM Mansour Abdulrahim M (KSA) – 265

New Records

Clean and Jerk world record – OM Yun Chol (PRK) – 166

Total world record – OM Yun Chol (PRK) – 294

Full A Group Results

NameNationSn 1Sn 2Sn 3C+J 1C+J 2C+J 3Total
1OM Yun CholPRK121126128155x163166294
2SON IgorKAZ115x119120142146x157266
3AL SALEEM Mansour Abdulrahim MKSAx118118x121140x147147265
4NGUYEN Tran Anh TuanVIE115x119120x142143x147263
5CHONTEY ArliKAZ115118x120138143145263
6CENIZA John FabuarPHI110115117145x148x148262
7GHASHGHAEI HafezIRI111x116x116140149x155260
8LAI Gia ThanhVIE116119x121x141x141x142

A Group Start List

OM Yun CholPRK280
LAI Gia ThanhVIE270
NGUYEN Tran Anh TuanVIE270
AL SALEEM Mansour Abdulrahim MKSA270
CENIZA John FabuarPHI265
SON IgorKAZ265

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