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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.
|Snatch||Clean and Jerk||Total|
|Gold||Li Fabin (CHN) – 145||Li Fabin (CHN) – 173||Li Fabin (CHN) – 318|
|Silver||Eko Yuli Irawan (INA) – 140||Francisco Mosquera Valencia (COL) – 172||Eko Yuli Irawan (INA) – 306|
|Bronze||Yoichi Itokazu (JPN) – 135||QIN Fulin (CHN) – 171||Francisco Mosquera Valencia (COL) – 302|
- World snatch record – Li Fabin (CHN) – 145
- World total Record – Li Fabin (CHN) – 318
A Group Results
|Name||Nation||Sn 1||Sn 2||Sn 3||C+J 1||C+J 2||C+J 3||Total|
|2||IRAWAN Eko Yuli||INA||x136||136||140||x166||166||x175||306|
|3||MOSQUERA VALENCIA Francisco Antonio||COL||130||x135||x135||167||x172||172||302|
|4||THACH Kim Tuan||VIE||133||x136||x136||163||x167||x167||296|
|5||SERNA MENDOZA Jhon Jairo||COL||125||130||x132||165||x170||x170||295|
|9||GARCIA BRITO Luis Alberto||DOM||x121||121||x124||x156||x156||156||277|
A Group Start List
|MOSQUERA VALENCIA Francisco Antonio||COL||310|
|IRAWAN Eko Yuli||INA||305|
|SERNA MENDOZA Jhon Jairo||COL||305|
|THACH Kim Tuan||VIE||302|
|GARCIA BRITO Luis Alberto||DOM||296|