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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.
|Snatch||Clean and Jerk||Total|
|Gold||Li Wenwen (CHN) – 146||Li Wenwen (CHN) – 186||Li Wenwen (CHN) – 332|
|Silver||Tatiana Kashirina (RUS) – 140||Tatiana Kashirina (RUS) – 178||Tatiana Kashirina (RUS) – 318|
|Bronze||Meng Suping (CHN) – 137||Meng Suping (CHN) – 174||Meng Suping (CHN) – 311|
- 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
|Name||Nation||Sn 1||Sn 2||Sn 3||C+J 1||C+J 2||C+J 3||Total|
|4||KIM Kuk Hyang||PRK||x125||125||130||167||173||x176||303|
|7||ROBLES Sarah Elizabeth||USA||120||125||x129||155||160||x163||285|
|8||CAMPBELL Emily Jade||GBR||114||x118||x118||145||149||153||267|
|9||SALADIN TOLENTINO Veronica Estela||DOM||120||x125||x126||140||x145||145||265|
A Group Start List
|KIM Kuk Hyang||PRK||300|
|ROBLES Sarah Elizabeth||USA||285|
|SALADIN TOLENTINO Veronica Estela||DOM||280|
|CAMPBELL Emily Jade||GBR||276|