Lifter Tùng wins four golds at Asian youth champs

October, 22/2019 - 17:30
The 15-year-old competed in both youth and junior U55kg for boys.


Đỗ Tú Tùng on top podium for gold medal. — Photo of the organisers

HÀ NỘI — Đỗ Tú Tùng won four gold medals at the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship in North Korea on Monday.

The 15-year-old competed in both youth and junior U55kg for boys.

On the first day of competition, Tùng triumphed at the youth level with three titles in snatch (109kg), clean and jerk (137kg) and total (246kg).

His results in the snatch and total were tournament records.

He was followed by two North Korean athletes.

His results were the same in the junior level where he was against athletes at the age of 18-19.

Then he topped the clean and jerk to secure his fourth title.

He was second in total and third in snatch.

In March, Tùng competed in the World Youth and Junior Championships and earned three golds in the U49kg in the US.

In the girl's U45kg category for junior, Vietnamese Phạm Đình Thi won twice in the snatch (94kg) and total (165kg) and secured silver in the (71kg).

Her teammate Khổng Mỹ Phượng won the clean and jerk with a lift of 75kg. She also scored a silver in the total (161kg) and a bronze in the snatch (86kg).

Việt Nam also took two silvers and three bronzes in other categories on Monday.

In the following days, other Vietnamese athletes will compete for more titles, including Lý Quang Vinh and Bùi Đình Sang (boys' 61kg), Võ Thị Ngọc Thanh (girl's 49kg), Nguyễn Thị Thủy Tiên (girl's 55kg), and Lâm Thị Mỹ Lệ (girl's 64kg).

The Asian championship will be held until this Sunday in Pyongyang. It has drawn athletes from 16 countries and territories.

Việt Nam sent 22 representatives seeking slots at the Youth Olympics in 2020 in Switzerland. — VNS