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World Weightlifting Championships 2019 – M67

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There was some notable action in the B group for this category, including Feng Lyudong (China), who hit a 153 snatch to go within two kilos of the world record. He even had a go at 146 to take the record! He also hit a 180 clean and jerk for a 33 total, putting him in the mix for medals once the A group was complete.

The A group started brightly with five athletes making their opening lifts before Bernardin Ledoux Matam  (FRA) had a lift overturned due to a press out.

Ergashev Adkhamjon (UZB) hit a junior world record snatch with his opener of 143, showing impressive technique and depth. He then went on to extend his record to 146.

Two of the main contenders for the medals opened at 145. Chen Lijun (CHN) and Luis Mosquera Lozano  (COL) both hit their openers at this weight. Daniyar Ismayilov  (TUR), however, went out for 150 and hit it to take the advantage.

Two misses at 151 for Mosquera put him out of contention for a snatch medal. Chen Lijun also missed, ending up with a bronze medal as he did not exceed his teammate from the B group.

So, Ismayilov had two attempts on his own. He failed on 146 twice though, meaning he had to be content with silver on snatch and the gold went to Feng Lyudong (China) from the B group.

Clean and jerks started with an immediate jury overrule for a 165 kilo lift by Henadz Laptseu  (BLR). He got it on his second.

Ergashev Adkhamjon (UZB) continued his practice of setting world records with openers by hitting a 173 clean and jerk to set a new junior total world record of 319. He then smashed his own junior clean and jerk record with 179 before going even better and hitting 182 to extend the record and push his total record to 328. The lift also guaranteed him a clean and jerk medal.

An interesting report from the warmup room – apparently, Oscar Figueroa Mosquera  (COL) took just four warmup lifts at 70, 110, 130 and 150 before coming out to the platform for his 176 opener!

It was only in the last five lifts of the group that Feng Lyudong’s 180 from the B group was bettered. Chen Lijun (CHN) hit 184 and then a 187 world record to all but guarantee the gold medal in the total. However, there was one more bit of drama to come. Pak Jong Ju (PRK) had 188 loaded on the bar to try for the world record and the clean and jerk gold. The lift was good and the record and medal were his!


SnatchClean and JerkTotal
GoldFeng Lyudong (China) – 143Pak Jong Ju (PRK) – 188Chen Lijun (CHN) – 337
SilverDaniyar Ismayilov (TUR) – 150Chen Lijun (CHN) – 187Feng Lyudong (China) 333
BronzeChen Lijun (CHN) – 150Ergashev Adkhamjon (UZB) – 182Pak Jong Ju (PRK) – 330

New Records

  • World clean and jerk record – Chen Lijun (CHN) 187 (later broken)
  • World clean and jerk record – Pak Jong Ju (PRK) 188
  • World total record – Chen Lijun (CHN) 337
  • Junior world snatch record – Ergashev Adkhamjon (UZB) 146
  • Junior world clean and jerk record – Ergashev Adkhamjon (UZB) 182
  • Junior world total record – Ergashev Adkhamjon (UZB) 328

A Group Results

NameNationSn 1Sn 2Sn 3C+J 1C+J 2C+J 3Total
1CHEN LijunCHN145150x153178184187337
2PAK Jong JuPRK142x146x146178184188330
3ERGASHEV AdkhamjonUZB143146x151173179182328
4MOSQUERA LOZANO Luis JavierCOL145x151x151x175175x181320
5KONNAI MitsunoriJPN138143x146168x173174317
6ISMAYILOV DaniyarTUR150x154x154166x172x172316
7KINGUE MATAM Bernardin LedouxFRA135x138138170173175313
8FIGUEROA MOSQUERA Oscar AlbeiroCOL137x140x140176x181x181313
9LAPTSEU HenadzBLR137142x144x165165171313
10ZANNI MirkoITA140x145x145165170x173310
11OZBEK Muhammed FurkanTUR138x141x141171x174x174309

A Group Start List

CHEN LijunCHN335
ERGASHEV AdkhamjonUZB327
KINGUE MATAM Bernardin LedouxFRA325
PAK Jong JuPRK325
OZBEK Muhammed FurkanTUR325
KONNAI MitsunoriJPN321

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