Vietnamese lifter Vuong Truong Khoi secured one gold and two silvers on October 25 at the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
The Vietnamese flag is raised after Vuong Truong Khoi finished second in the men’s youth 89kg snatch event. — (Source:organisers)
Khoi came on top in the men’syouth 89kg clean and jerk category with a lift of 176kg. He was followed by AliYousef Alothman of South Africa and Bonghyun Bang of the Republic of Korea.
Khoi also finished second inthe snatch after lifting 134kg, ranking behind Alothman (143kg). Alothman alsowon the overall event with 318kg. Khoi finished second with 310kg.
His teammate Nguyen Quoc Toansecured three gold medals in the men’s youth 81kg category on October 24.
Toan lifted 141kg in the snatch,16kg more than runner-up Sapi Yessenkeldi of Kazakhstan while ShageldiBayramgeldiyev of Turkmenistan was third with 123kg
In the clean and jerk, Toanmanaged 166kg, and he was followed again by Yessenkeldi with 165kg and YooDonghyun of the Republic of Korea with 158kg.
Thanks to outstanding performancesin both events, Toan took the top podium for the third time with 307kgin total. Yessenkeldi and Bayramgeldiyev were second and third.
Earlier, Vietnamese athletes won seven golds, seven silvers and four bronzes in the tournament./.VNA