K'Duong (middle) celebrates his gold medal at the Asian Youth & Junior Weightlifting Championships in Uzbekistan on Monday. Photo AWF
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese weightlifter K'Dương broke three youth 55kg world records at the Asian Youth & Junior Weightlifting Championships in Uzbekistan on Monday.
K'Dương successfully lifted all three times in the snatch, with the best weight of 113kg. In the clean and jerk, he continued to successfully lift 143kg.
With a total lift of 256kg, K'Dương broke a total of six youth records, including three world records (the old world records were 111kg, 140kg and 248kg, respectively) and three Asian records (111kg, 137kg and 246kg, respectively).
Born in 2007 in Lâm Đồng Province, K'Dương trains at the National Athlete Training Centre in Bắc Ninh Province. Over the past two years, he has won gold medals at the national youth weightlifting tournaments.
It was a podium one-two for Việt Nam in the 55kg category with Dương Tuấn Kiệt also winning three silver medals, with his results of 112kg, 124kg and 248kg in total.
Earlier, in the women’s 45kg division, Nguyễn Thị Thu Hoài took a bronze medal for 68kg in the snatch, a silver medal for 84kg in the clean and jerk, and a bronze for lifting 152kg in total.
Trần Thị Bắc Giang could only finish sixth in the snatch with 63kg, fourth place in the clean and jerk with 82kg and fifth position in the total lift with 145kg.
In the men’s 49kg, Bùi Minh Đạo took two gold medals in the clean and jerk and total lift, while A Tiêu won a gold medal in the snatch.
Dương Thị Kim Yến also took a gold medal in the clean and jerk in the women's 40kg category with her result of 73kg.
After two days of competition, Vietnamese athletes won 10 gold medals overall.
Around 300 participants from 21 countries are taking part in the competition which will end on July 25. VNS