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World Weightlifting Championships 2019 – M61

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This group did not start well, with four consecutive missed lifts, including a bomb out from Luis Garcia Brito (DOM), before a lift was made.

The trend continued through the snatches, with lots of red on the scoreboard. Qin Fulin (CHN) bombed out with attempts at 136,136 and 138. Eko Yuli Irawan (INA) missed his opener, limiting his aspirations.

One man rose above the pack to take advantage though. Li Fabin (CHN) hit all three attempts at 138, 141 and 145 to take the snatch gold and beat the standard of 144 to set a world record.

The clean and jerks brought an interesting bit of team dynamics between the two Turkish Athletes. Ferdi Hardal made his opener at 154. Then after his teammate Hursit Atak missed 155, Hardal used his change to burn Atak’s clock, forcing him back out with just one minute’s rest. He then missed 155 twice more to bomb. These kind of tactics are not unusual in weightlifting but considering Atak had already bombed on snatches and thus was not getting Robi points from this competition, in any case, things might be slightly frosty in the Turkish team now…

There was also some jury action when a lift Luis Garcia Brito (DOM) was overturned due to his elbow touching his knee. The jury used the video playback technology to make the decision.

Garcia Brito wasn’t the only lifter to fall foul of Jury overturns. Yoichi Itokazu (JPN) and Jhon Serna Mendoza (COL) also had lifts passed by the referees but taken away by the jury. Bizarrely, the Japanese team apparently used a challenge to dispute the jury decision – pointless since they had already looked at the VPT system to draw their conclusion. The decision on the Colombian’s lift was a bit controversial as it did not appear that the video replay showed beyond doubt that elbow and knee touched.

Overall the clean and jerks went the same way as the snatches, with lots of misses. Li Fabin rose above it all again to hit a 173 kilo lift to set a new total world record of 318. He even had a go at taking Eko Irawan’s (INA) clean and jerk record but couldn’t stick the lift. Irawan himself also had an attempt to extend his record but fell short.


SnatchClean and JerkTotal
GoldLi Fabin (CHN) – 145Li Fabin (CHN) – 173Li Fabin (CHN) – 318
SilverEko Yuli Irawan (INA) – 140Francisco Mosquera Valencia (COL) – 172Eko Yuli Irawan (INA) – 306
BronzeYoichi Itokazu (JPN) – 135QIN Fulin (CHN) – 171Francisco Mosquera Valencia (COL) – 302

New Records

  • World snatch record – Li Fabin (CHN) – 145
  • World total Record – Li Fabin (CHN) – 318

A Group Results

NameNationSn 1Sn 2Sn 3C+J 1C+J 2C+J 3Total
1LI FabinCHN138141145168173x175318
2IRAWAN Eko YuliINAx136136140x166166x175306
3MOSQUERA VALENCIA Francisco AntonioCOL130x135x135167x172172302
4THACH Kim TuanVIE133x136x136163x167x167296
5SERNA MENDOZA Jhon JairoCOL125130x132165x170x170295
6ITOKAZU YoichiJPN131135x137x158158x162293
7MISHVELIDZE ShotaGEO130x135135152x160x163287
8HARDAL FerdiTUR125x129x130154x159x159279
9GARCIA BRITO Luis AlbertoDOMx121121x124x156x156156277
10ATAK HursitTURx122x122x122x155x155x155
11QIN FulinCHNx136x136x138166171x175

A Group Start List

QIN FulinCHN310
LI FabinCHN310
THACH Kim TuanVIE302
ATAK HursitTUR297

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