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This might not be an Olympic category but it was a very entertaining, close A group, with most of the athletes opening within a few kilos of each other and every lift counting in the battle for the medals.
In the snatch, Safaa Aljumaili (IRQ) withdrew from the competition with a suspected back injury after timing out twice.
Keydomar Vallenilla Sanchez (VEN) hit a world junior snatch record with 169 on his final attempt. It was also enough for a snatch bronze.
Revaz Davitadze (GEO) used all of the platform, ending up with his toes overhanging the edge of the platform. However, he held on and completed the lift to take the snatch gold.
Clean and jerks were even closer than snatches, with all of the remaining lifters opening between 190 and 200. With such a packed field, every lift was vital.
Most lifters made their openers but around the 200 mark, missed lifts started to take lifters out of contention. Denis Ulanov (KAZ) finished on 195, a long way below the 215 he made at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Revaz Davitadze (GEO) hit 199 but missed 203 on his second attempt and appeared to have hurt his leg. He missed his third attempt to, leaving him with a slender lead in the total but with several competitors still lifting.
Aliaksandr Bersanau (BLR) got 205 overhead but just couldn’t stabilise himself and dropped the weight before getting the down signal.
Ali Miri (IRI) was no-lifted on 207 but successfully challenged the decision and saw it overturned by the jury through use of the video playback technology. That moved him into gold position on total but still a kilo behind Toshiki Yamamoto (JPN) from the B group on clean and jerk. His third attempt at 210 was a deadlift, leaving the Japanese lifter in clean and jerk gold medal position, which he maintained when Hakob Mkrtchyan (ARM) declined his third attempt, happy to have the total gold.
The final results saw the medals being shared between six different athletes, including one from the B group, an indication of how tight the category was.
|Snatch||Clean and Jerk||Total|
|Gold||Revaz Davitadze (GEO) – 172||Toshiki Yamamoto (JPN) – 208||Hakob Mkrtchyan (ARM) – 375|
|Silver||Aliaksandr Bersanau (BLR) – 169||Hakob Mkrtchyan (ARM) – 167||Ali Miri (IRI) – 374|
|Bronze||Keydomar Vallenilla Sanchez (VEN) – 169||Ali Miri (IRI) – 207||Revaz Davitadze (GEO) – 371|
- Junior world snatch record – Keydomar Vallenilla Sanchez (VEN) – 169
A Group Results
|Name||Nation||Sn 1||Sn 2||Sn 3||C+J 1||C+J 2||C+J 3||Total|
|5||VALLENILLA SANCHEZ Keydomar Giovanni||VEN||164||167||169||195||x200||x200||364|
|10||IMADOUCHENE Romain Jordan Sebastien||FRA||153||x157||x157||x199||x199||200||353|
|11||ALJUMAILI Safaa Rashid Mahmood||IRQ||x160||x163||—||—||—||—||—|
A Group Start List
|VALLENILLA SANCHEZ Keydomar Giovanni||VEN||373|
|ALJUMAILI Safaa Rashid Mahmood||IRQ||372|
|IMADOUCHENE Romain Jordan Sebastien||FRA||370|