World Weightlifting Championships 2019 – W+87

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Meng Suping (CHN) hit 137 on second attempt after an epic battle that took her right to the edge of the platform.

Tatiana Kashirina (RUS) opened heaviest with 140 but missed it twice. She got it on her third attempt but the misses handed the advantage to Li Wenwen (CHN), who had made 136 on first attempt and had two left to try to build a lead. She got 142 and 146 for a six-kilo lead.

On clean and jerk, Emily Campbell (GBR) put in a great performance, hitting 145, 149 and 153 for an eight-kilo personal best.

Both Meng Suping (CHN) and Tatiana Kashirina (RUS) missed 173 on their openers. They both came back to make their second attempts but the misses dented their chances of chasing down Li Wenwen.

Li Wenwen (CHN) took and made 175 on her opener, meaning that the other lifters would need something huge to overtake her in the total.

Kim Kuk Hyang (PRK) chose to take 176, which would not earn a medal in total but would give her the chance of a clean and jerk medal. She deadlifted it.

Tatiana Kashirina (RUS) managed 178 on her third clean and jerk, not enough to challenge for the total gold but setting the clean and jerk target for the remaining two lifters to aim for.

Li Wenwen (CHN) hit 182 to go ahead and set a new junior world record total. Her teammate Meng Suping couldn’t manage 183, leaving Li to use her third attempt to attempt o break the senior world clean and jerk and total records.

Li absolutely smashed the lift at 186 to complete her collection of junior and senior world records. We then saw an emotional celebration with her coaches. This young lifter had made a very string case for being selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics next year.


SnatchClean and JerkTotal
GoldLi Wenwen (CHN) – 146 Li Wenwen (CHN) – 186 Li Wenwen (CHN) – 332
SilverTatiana Kashirina (RUS) – 140Tatiana Kashirina (RUS) – 178Tatiana Kashirina (RUS) – 318
BronzeMeng Suping (CHN) – 137Meng Suping (CHN) – 174Meng Suping (CHN) – 311

New Records

  • Junior world record total – Li Wenwen (CHN) 328 (later broken)
  • Junior world record clean and jerk – Li Wenwen (CHN) 186
  • Junior world record total – Li Wenwen (CHN) 332
  • Senior world record clean and jerk – Li Wenwen (CHN) 186
  • Senior world record total – Li Wenwen (CHN) 332

A Group Results

NameNationSn 1Sn 2Sn 3C+J 1C+J 2C+J 3Total
1LI WenwenCHN136142146175182186332
2KASHIRINA TatianaRUSx140x140140x173173178318
3MENG SupingCHN131137x140x173174x183311
4KIM Kuk HyangPRKx125125130167173x176303
5LYSENKO AnastasiiaUKR122126129148153157286
6HUBBARD LaurelNZL120125131145x150154285
7ROBLES Sarah ElizabethUSA120125x129155160x163285
8CAMPBELL Emily JadeGBR114x118x118145149153267
9SALADIN TOLENTINO Veronica EstelaDOM120x125x126140x145145265

A Group Start List

MENG SupingCHN315
LI WenwenCHN315
KIM Kuk HyangPRK300
ROBLES Sarah ElizabethUSA285
LYSENKO AnastasiiaUKR280

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