Vietnamese weightlifter wins gold in junior world championships

Lai Gia Thanh brought home one gold and two silver medals at the ongoing IWF Junior World Championships in Japan.

Vietnamese weightlifter Lai Gia Thanh (Photo:

Thanh won a gold medal in the clean and jerk category with his achievement of 140kg. In the snatch, he lifted 109kg to gain a silver medal.

In the total lift, he took a silver medal for 249kg. Wang Hao of China won a gold medal with 258kg and Hiroyuki Mashiko of Japan took the bronze with 244kg.

A total of 265 (108 women and 157 men) athletes from 50 countries took part in the competition./.



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