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2nd place in men's 61kg weightlift at the Asian Weightlifting Championships North Korea monopolizes gold
North Korean athletes took first place in all five weight classes held until the second day of the competition.
North Korean weightlifter sweeps AG medals
After the awards ceremony for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games weightlifting women's 76kg group A competition held at the Xiaoshan Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on the 5th, North Korean weightlifters, including gold medalist Song Kuk-hyang and silver medalist North Korea's Chun-hui Jeong, who won medals that day. The players are taking a commemorative photo with the North Korea flag.
Lee Hye-seong (29, Chungbuk Provincial Office) won a silver medal in snatch at the Asian Weightlifting Championships.
Hye-seong Lee lifted 131kg in snatch, 155kg in clean and jerk, and 286kg in total in the men's 61kg class competition at the 2024 Asian Weightlifting Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on the 4th (local time).
Unlike the Olympics and Asian Games, where medals are awarded only for total records, medals are awarded for the snatch, clean and jerk, and total categories at the Asian Weightlifting Championships.
Hye-seong Lee came in second place in the snatch and won a silver medal.
However, he only finished 8th in the clean and jerk and fell to 4th in the all-important total.
The gap with third place Trinh Van Binh (28, Vietnam), who held a total of 290kg (129 snatch, 161kg in jerk and jerk), was 4kg.
Shinnok (21, Goyang City Hall), who competed in the same weight class, placed 5th with a total weight of 285kg (125kg in snatch and 160kg in jerk and jerk).
North Korea won all five weight classes held until today, the second day of the competition.
Myungjin Park (20) rose to the top in the men's 61kg class by lifting 134kg in snatch, 172kg in clean and jerk, and 306kg in total.
In the women's 49kg class, Lee Seong-geum (26) took first place with 95kg in snatch, 125kg in jerk and jerk, and 220kg in total.
The total of 220kg is a new world record, surpassing the 216kg that Lee Seong-geum set at the Hangzhou Asian Games by 4kg.Lee Seong-geum also set a new world record in the clean and jerk.
Kang Hyun-kyung (24) won the women's 55kg class with 104kg in snatch, 123kg in clean and jerk, and 227kg in total.
Kang Hyun-kyung also broke her own world record in the snatch by 1kg.
On the first day of the competition, Won Hyo-sim in the women's 45kg class and Bang Eun-cheol in the men's 55kg class presented gold medals to North Korea.
As China does not participate in this competition, North Korea's weightlifting continues to dominate.
Wednesday, February 7, 2024