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A Group snatches were relatively consistent, with most athletes making two of their three attempts count.
There was a successful challenge for Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet (CAN). The jury agreed that her lift was not a press-out, so she got the lift and kept her challenge card. That helped her go 3/3 on snatches. The jury was not so kind to Kanae Yagi (JPN), competing at her tenth world championships, who lost her third snatch attempt on a jury overrule.
Muattar Nabieva (UZB) was the first to lay claim to a snatch medal with 96. That left two Chinese lifters to battle it out for the gold and silver. Liao Qiuyun finished with 98. Her teammate Zhang Wanqiong hit 96 before missing 99 on her second but hitting it on third attempt to get the gold.
There was a potentially nasty injury for Genesis Rodriguez Gomez (VEN). Trying for a snatch medal with 97, the bar looked like it dropped onto her knee. She attempted clean and jerks but was clearly struggling and didn’t succeed with any of them.
Yenny Sinisterra Torres (COL) hit 115 on her second clean and jerk to better the world standard and set a world junior record.
Zulfiya Chinshanlo (KAZ) opened last with 120 but missed it. She got it on her second attempt but the advantage was with the two Chinese lifters, Zhang Wanqiong and Liao Qiuyun, who hit 118 and 120 openers. Chinshanlo missed her third attempt, leaving the Chinese to battle for gold medals in clean and jerk and total.
Zhang Wanqiong hit 123 on her second attempt, raising her third attempt to 126 to bring Liao Qiuyun out at 125. She hit it to retake the lead.
On third attempt, Zhang Wanqiong took 126 but couldn’t stick the jerk, leaving Liao Qiuyun with the chance to attempt to increase her own clean and jerk world record having already secured the clean and jerk and total golds. A fantastic lift, with the jerk looking if anything more comfortable than the clean, did the job and moved her record to 129.
|Snatch||Clean and Jerk||Total|
|Gold||Zhang Wanqiong (CHN) – 99||Liao Qiuyun (CHN) – 129||Liao Qiuyun (CHN) – 227|
|Silver||Liao Qiuyun (CHN) – 98||Zhang Wanqiong (CHN) – 123||Zhang Wanqiong (CHN) – 222|
|Bronze||Muattar Nabieva (UZB) – 96||Hidilyn Diaz (PHI) – 121||Hidilyn Diaz (PHI) – 214|
- Junior clean and jerk world record – Yenny Sinisterra Torres (COL) – 115
- World clean and jerk record – Liao Qiuyun (CHN) – 129
A Group Results
|Name||Nation||Sn 1||Sn 2||Sn 3||C+J 1||C+J 2||C+J 3||Total|
|5||SINISTERRA TORRES Yenny||COL||x90||90||94||112||116||x119||210|
|11||RODRIGUEZ GOMEZ Genesis Lourdes||VEN||93||x95||x97||x113||x113||x113||—|
A Group Start List
|SINISTERRA TORRES Yenny||COL||213|
|RODRIGUEZ GOMEZ Genesis Lourdes||VEN||212|