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World Championships 2019 – Day 3 Roundup


There was some notable action in the B group for this category, including Feng Lyudong (China), who hit a 153 snatch to go within two kilos of the world record. He even had a go at 146 to take the record! He also hit a 180 clean and jerk for a 333 total, putting him in the mix for medals once the A group was complete.

The A group started brightly with five athletes making their opening lifts before Bernardin Ledoux Matam  (FRA) had a lift overturned due to a press out.

Ergashev Adkhamjon (UZB) hit a junior world record snatch with his opener of 143, showing impressive technique and depth. He then went on to extend his record to 146.

Two of the main contenders for the medals opened at 145. Chen Lijun (CHN) and Luis Mosquera Lozano  (COL) both hit their openers at this weight. Daniyar Ismayilov  (TUR), however, went out for 150 and hit it to take the advantage.

Two misses at 151 for Mosquera put him out of contention for a snatch medal. Chen Lijun also missed, ending up with a bronze medal as he did not exceed his teammate from the B group.

So, Ismayilov had two attempts on his own. He failed on 156 twice though, meaning he had to be content with silver on snatch and the gold went to Feng Lyudong (China) from the B group.

Clean and jerks started with an immediate jury overrule for a 165 kilo lift by Henadz Laptseu  (BLR). He got it on his second.

Ergashev Adkhamjon (UZB) continued his practice of setting world records with openers by hitting a 173 clean and jerk to set a new junior total world record of 319. He then smashed his own junior clean and jerk record with 179 before going even better and hitting 182 to extend the record and push his total record to 328. The lift also guaranteed him a clean and jerk medal.

An interesting report from the warmup room – apparently, Oscar Figueroa Mosquera  (COL) took just four warmup lifts at 70, 110, 130 and 150 before coming out to the platform for his 176 opener!

It was only in the last five lifts of the group that Feng Lyudong’s 180 from the B group was bettered. Chen Lijun (CHN) hit 184 and then a 187 world record to all but guarantee the gold medal in the total. However, there was one more bit of drama to come. Pak Jong Ju (PRK) had 188 loaded on the bar to try for the world record and the clean and jerk gold. The lift was good and the record and medal were his!

SnatchClean and JerkTotal
GoldFeng Lyudong (China) – 153Pak Jong Ju (PRK) – 188Chen Lijun (CHN) – 337
SilverDaniyar Ismayilov (TUR) – 150Chen Lijun (CHN) – 187Feng Lyudong (China) 333
BronzeChen Lijun (CHN) – 150Ergashev Adkhamjon (UZB) – 182Pak Jong Ju (PRK) – 330
  • World clean and jerk record – Chen Lijun (CHN) 187 (later broken)
  • World clean and jerk record – Pak Jong Ju (PRK) 188
  • World total record – Chen Lijun (CHN) 337
  • Junior world snatch record – Ergashev Adkhamjon (UZB) 146
  • Junior world clean and jerk record – Ergashev Adkhamjon (UZB) 182
  • Junior world total record – Ergashev Adkhamjon (UZB) 328


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.

SnatchClean and JerkTotal
GoldZhang Wanqiong (CHN) – 99Liao Qiuyun (CHN) – 129Liao Qiuyun (CHN) – 227
SilverLiao Qiuyun (CHN) – 98Zhang Wanqiong (CHN) – 123Zhang Wanqiong (CHN) – 222
BronzeMuattar Nabieva (UZB) – 96Hidilyn Diaz (PHI) – 121Hidilyn Diaz (PHI) – 214
  • Junior clean and jerk world record – Yenny Sinisterra Torres (COL) – 115
  • World clean and jerk record – Liao Qiuyun (CHN) – 129

Medal Table So Far

DPR Korea404
Saudi Arabia002

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