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World Weightlifting Championships 2019 – M73

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This group began with even more consistency than the earlier W59 A group. Ten good lifts went in before Yuan Chengfei (CHN) missed his second snatch to put the first red on the scoreboard.

Clarence Cummings Jr (USA) had an attempt at 155 to break his own junior world snatch record but couldn’t make it.

Shi Zhiyoung (CHN), the 2016 Olympic gold medalist, waited until everyone else had finished their snatches before opening at 160. He made mincemeat out of that before hitting 163 and 166. This was two kilos below his own world record but presumably, he was planning to hit a 197 clean and jerk to extend that record and break his total record of 362 by a kilo.

Shi was last to open on clean and jerk, with 190, which he proceeded to power clean and jerk in a dismissive fashion. That gave him an ten kilo lead in the total, all but securing the overall goal medal. His coaches then wrote in a 197 clean and jerk for world record attempts.

Unlike on snatches, there were some other lifters with clean and jerks to complete between Shi’s attempts. While the clean and jerk and total golds seemed out of reach, there were a few lifters in the mix for the other medals. O Kang Chol (PRK) won that battle, hitting 3/3 on clean and jerks to take the silvers ahead of Bozhidar Andreev (BUL).

That left just Shi Zhiyong’s world record attempt to come. This time he did a full clean, completing it easily and finishing with a squat jerk to extend his records. He declined his third attempt, presumably having executed the competition exactly to plan.

Medals

SnatchClean and JerkTotal
GoldShi Zhiyong (CHN) – 166Shi Zhiyong (CHN) – 197Shi Zhiyong (CHN) – 363
SilverBozhidar Andreev (BUL) – 157O Kang Chol (PRK) – 193O Kang Chol (PRK) – 347
BronzeBriken Calja (ALB) – 156Bozhidar Andreev (BUL) – 189Bozhidar Andreev (BUL) – 346

New Records

  • World clean and jerk record – Shi Zhiyong (CHN) – 197
  • World total record – Shi Zhiyong (CHN) – 363

A Group Results

NameNationSn 1Sn 2Sn 3C+J 1C+J 2C+J 3Total
1SHI ZhiyongCHN160163166190197356
2O Kang CholPRK150154x156185191193347
3ANDREEV Bozhidar DimitrovBUL149154157185189x192346
4CALJA BrikenALB151156181190x190346
5LIKHARAD VadzimBLR154x157x158184x189x189338
6MAYORA PERNIA Julio RubenVEN147152x157185x191x192337
7BAK JoohyoKOR147151x155x186186x191337
8WON JeongsikKOR146150153x183183x188336
9CUMMINGS JR ClarenceUSA145150x155x183183x191333
10YUAN ChengfeiCHN146x151x155181x185187333
11BEN HNIA KaremTUN

A Group Start List

NAMENATIONENTRY
LIKHARAD VadzimBLR351
ANDREEV Bozhidar DimitrovBUL350
O Kang CholPRK350
SHI ZhiyongCHN350
MAYORA PERNIA Julio RubenVEN349
BAK JoohyoKOR348
CUMMINGS JR ClarenceUSA347
CALJA BrikenALB346
BEN HNIA KaremTUN346
WON JeongsikKOR345
YUAN ChengfeiCHN345

One comment

  1. My prediction is that 2019 European Champion Bojidar Andreev will be the big surprise in this group and he will take the silver in the total. Chengfei will be out of top three. Shi will finish first and Mayora third. It will be a great session to watch!

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