The International Weightlifting Federation Youth World Championships came to an end in Las Vegas today with hosts the United States claiming two medals in the women’s over-81 kilogram division.
On the last day of action at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino Julia Yun claimed the overall silver medal in the final women’s event with lifts totalling 199kg.
She also took the silver medal in the snatch with an American youth record of 90kg, while a clean and jerk lift of 109kg gave her bronze in that category.
The US also took overall bronze medal through Nia Walker, who lifted 196kg in total.
She took bronze in the snatch with an effort of 86kg and silver in the clean and jerk with 110kg.
Beating both Walker and Yun, and claiming all three gold medals, was Spain’s Irene Blanco Tarela.
She secured the golden hat-trick with a snatch of 91kk and a 112kg clean and jerk, totalling 203kg.
In the day’s other event, the men’s 102kg final, Dominik Oracko from the Czech Republic triumphed overall with lifts totalling 318kg.
He also won the snatch gold medal by lifting 144kg, but lost out in the clean and jerk, settling for silver.
Him and Azerbaijan’s Rahman Kazimov both lifted 174kg but Kazimov was given the win by virtue of having completed the lift first.
Turkey’s Atajan Dayiyev finished second overall with lifts totalling 315kg.
He also came second in the snatch with a lift of 143kg but finished fourth in the clean and jerk.
Syria’s Ahmad Alali took bronze in all three categories.
With the competition over, US gained both the men’s and women’s team titles.
The competition’s best lifters were named as Kumushhkon Fayzullaeva from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan's Saikhan Taisuyev
They won the women’s 64kg and men’s 67kg categories respectively, each setting youth world records in the process.