China's Wang Zhouyu wins gold at World Weightlifting Championships
Updated 21:09, 27-Sep-2019
Sports Scene

China's Wang Zhouyu swept the women's 87kg division at the World Weightlifting Championships in Thailand's Pattaya by winning all three gold medals on Thursday.

Wang won her first gold of the day in the snatch category with 120kg on her second attempt. She then failed at 125kg, but Kim Un Ju of the DPRK also failed in her last attempt and had to settle for silver while Venezuela's Naryury Reveron came third.

In the clean and jerk category, Wang took gold by lifting 158kg in her third attempt. Kim finished second again while Tamara Arce of Ecuador claimed bronze. With a total of 278kg, Wang easily won a third gold in the overall category with Kim settling for silver at 269 and Arce bagging a bronze.

Meanwhile, in the men's 109kg category, Simon Martirosyan of Armenia lifted a world record 199kg in snatch. Andrei Aramnau of Belarus took silver and China's Yang Zhe clinched a bronze. 

In the clean and jerk, Martirosyan hoisted 230kg in his first attempt. Yang was unable to earn a place on the podium as silver went to Akbar Djuraev of Uzbekistan and bronze to Aramnau. Martirosyan also won the total with 429kg while Aramnau came second and Yang pocketed a bronze.