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Lifter My wins bronze, Bảo takes gold at world champs

Update: April, 06/2017 - 22:00
Lưu Thị Chúc My of Việt Nam grabs a bronze in the women’s 48kg snatch event at the ongoing IWF Youth World Weightlifting Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. — Photo: TV screen shot
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Lưu Thị Chúc My of Việt Nam came third in the women’s 48kg snatch event at the ongoing IWF Youth World Weightlifting Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.

My lifted 72kg after her third attempt, earning her a bronze medal at her world debut.

He Si of China won gold, lifting 81kg. Han Jong-sim from North Korea placed second with a result of 79kg.

In the clean & jerk event, My was eighth with 85kg. In total she placed fourth.

My grabbed 22 points for Việt Nam in the team ranking.

Late yesterday, Nguyễn Thị Thủy Tiên placed 15th in the women’s 53kg, and scored 11 points. Võ Thị Ngọc Thanh was 18th in the same event, with eight points.

The Vietnamese women’s squad completed their tournament, a qualification event of the 2018 Youth Olympics, with a total of 71 points. They will have to wait to see if they have grabbed a place at the Argentinean Games next October.

On Tuesday, Lê Nguyễn Quốc Bảo of Việt Nam won a gold medal with a lift of 96kg in the snatch of the men’s 50kg category. He was third in the clean and jerk (119kg) and second in the total (215kg).

The tournament will wrap up on April 10. — VNS

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