Belarusian Wins Gold, Becomes World Weightlifting Champion 2019

The eighth day of the 2019 Weightlifting World Championships concluded in Pattaya, Thailand, with a victory of Evgeny Tikhontsov from Belarus, who won a gold medal.

The 20-year-old claimed gold in a highly-competitive men’s 102kg event. The athlete’s overall result of 398kg (180kg+218kg) placed him first in the standings.

Evgeny Tikhontsov of Belarus. Photo by weightlifting.by

The overall silver medallist was South Korea’s Jin Yunseong, winner of the snatch with 181kg before coming fourth in the clean and jerk with 216kg. It gave him a total of 397kg.

Rounding off the podium in the total was Reza Dehda from Iran with a total of 394 kg (175kg+219kg). The weightlifter managed a perfect six lifts out of six.

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Recall that the Belarusian athlete triumphantly performed at the European Championships in Georgian city Batumi this April. He became the winner of the men’s 96kg title.

Belarus’ team brought 19 awards, two European records, 15 records of Belarus and the 2nd place in the medal standings. Other golden medals were taken by Gennady Laptev, Daria Naumova.

Source: TUT.BY