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Khôi lifts medals at Asian weightlifting champs

Update: October, 26/2019 - 09:35


The Vietnamese flag is raised after Vương Trường Khôi finished second in the men’s youth 89kg snatch event. — Photo of organisers

HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Vương Trường Khôi won one gold and two silvers on Friday at the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships in North Korea.

Khôi came on top in the men’s youth 89kg clean and jerk category with a lift of 176kg. He was followed by Ali Yousef Alothman of South Africa and Bonghyun Bang of South Korea.

Khôi also finished second in the snatch after lifting 134kg, ranking behind Alothman (143kg). Alothman also won the overall event with 318kg. Trường finished second with 310kg.

Teammate Nguyễn Quốc Toản secured three gold medals in the men’s youth 81kg category on Thursday.

Toản lifted 141kg in the snatch, 16kg more than runner-up Sapi Yessenkeldi of Kazakhstan while Shageldi Bayramgeldiyev of Turkmenistan was third with 123kg

In the clean and jerk, Toản managed 166kg, and he was followed again by Yessenkeldi with 165kg and Yoo Donghyun of South Korea with 158kg.

Thanks to outstanding performances in both events, Toản took the top podium for the third time with 307kg in total. Yessenkeldi and Bayramgeldiyev were second and third. — VNS

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