With the end of today’s eighth day of competition, the weightlifting events of the female categories are done in Tokyo. China was showered with gold twice
Chinese Wang with gold in class up to 87 kg
With a total of 270 kg, 27-year-old Zhouyu Wang (120 kg/150 kg) got Olympic champion ahead of a South American duo. After the triumph of Ecuador’s Dajomes Barrera on the previous day, teammate Tamara Yajaira Salazar Aarce (113 kg/150 kg) took another medal for the country with 17 million inhabitants in the west of South America. She took silver ahead of Crismery Dominga Santana Peguero (116 kg/140 kg) from the Dominican Republic.
The best European lifter in this competition was Gaelle Nayo Ketchanke (108 kg/139 kg) from France. She came in fifth place behind Mongolian Ankhstegsteg Munkjansthan (110 kg/142 kg).
The US American Mattie Rogers (108 kg/138 kg) provided emotional moments. After a valid 108 kg in her first snatch attempt, the 25-year-old athlete from Florida failed on her second attempt and then courageously lifted another kilo. Rogers mastered this burden but her lift was subsequently rated as no lift by the jury because of a press-out. US coach Pyrros Dimas vented his displeasure after this decision with a small blow against the hall paneling before the second sub-discipline the clean and jerk was about to start.
Rogers then failed twice to clean 138 kg and had to prove her nerve in the third attempt. But finally, she mastered the load and thus brought a complete result on the scoreboard. This meant sixth place at her Olympic debut.
Another gold for China in the over 87 kg class
Wenwen Li (140 kg / 180 kg) won the seventh gold medal in the women’s heavyweight category. With 320 kg in total, she outclassed the remaining competition in this weight class by 37 kg and relegated Emily Campbell (122 kg / 161 kg) and Sarah Robles (128 kg / 154 kg) to their places.
Campbell thus won the first medal for British Weightlifting and the second European medal in the female categories. The US American Robles, on the other hand, confirmed her performance at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where she also won bronze.
Fourth place went to South Korea’s Seon Mi Lee (125 kg/152 kg) ahead of Indonesia’s Nurul Akmal (115 kg/141 kg), and Australia’s Charisma Amoe-Tarrant (105 kg/138 kg).
Sarah Fischer takes 10th place for Austria
The 20-year-old Austrian Sarah Fischer (97 kg / 123 kg) achieved the desired top ten result. Fischer, who slipped into the Olympic competitions via one of the coveted backup places and was sent into domestic quarantine with a corona infection shortly before departure for Japan, showed a total of four valid attempts and will thus have gained plenty of experience for further international competitions.
Now that all decisions in the female categories have been made, the last two decisions in the male categories will be made in the next two days. The up to 109 kg weight category will kick off tomorrow, while the weight category over 109 kg will take place on Wednesday.
START LIST MEN -109 kg, B-Group (13:50 PM/06:50 AM)
|ATHLETE||DATE OF BIRTH||TOTAL ENTRY|
|🇱🇹 SIDISKIS Arnas||05.07.1990||350 kg|
|🇹🇲 OVEZOV Ovez||11.06.1997||385 kg|
|🇹🇳 BACHA Aymen||26.10.1999||395 kg|
|🇦🇸 JUNGBLUT Tanumafili Malietoa||10.06.1990||330 kg|
|🇦🇺 LYDEMENT Matthew Ryan||15.01.1994||343 kg|
START LIST MEN -109 kg, A-Group (19:50 PM/12:50 PM)
|ATHLETE||DATE OF BIRTH||TOTAL ENTRY|
|🇧🇬 HRISTOV Hristo Dimitrov||27.04.2001 (J)||410 kg|
|🇮🇷 HASHEMI Ali||01.11.1991||412 kg|
|🇺🇸 KITTS Wesley Brian||22.05.1990||406 kg|
|🇵🇱 MICHALSKI Arkadiusz||07.01.1990||410 kg|
|🇰🇷 JIN Yunseong||11.10.1995||415 kg|
|🇦🇲 MARTIROSYAN Simon||17.02.1997||420 kg|
|🇱🇻 PLESNIEKS Arturs||21.01.1992||407 kg|
|ROC NANIEV Timur||20.09.1994||412 kg|
|🇺🇿 DJURAEV Akbar||08.10.1999||430 kg|