For the first time in his career, Jang Yeon-hak made it to the podium in the men’s 109kg category at the World Weightlifting Championships.

Jang lifted 182 kilograms on the snatch, 217 kilograms on the bar, and a total of 399 kilograms in the men’s 102-kilogram competition at the 2023 World Weightlifting Championships in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

After placing third in the vault and beam, Jang finished second in the all-important total.

At the Olympics and Asian Games, medals are awarded for the total score alone, but at the World Championships, medals were awarded for the vault, beam, and total.

Jang won one silver and two bronze medals.

After a string of disappointing results at the World Championships, including 10th place in 2018, 9th place in 2019, and disqualifications in 2021 and 2022, Jang shook off his bad luck in Riyadh.

A silver medalist in the men’s 85kg category at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, Jang will look to make it two in a row at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which kick off on September 23.

As the 102kg category is not an official event at the Hangzhou Asian Games, Jang will compete in the 109kg category.

Yauheni Chikanchov, who took first place in the vault with a lift of 183 kilograms, finished ninth in the dragon with 211 kilograms, but Jang, who finished third in both the vault and dragon, surpassed Chikanchov (394 kilograms) in the total.

Chikanchov, a Belarusian national, competed in the event as an “individual eligible athlete” (AIN).

The International Weightlifting Federation conditionally allowed athletes from Russia and its ally Belarus to compete in the world championships after the latter invaded Ukraine, categorizing them as AINs who were not allowed to use their national flags and anthems.

Russia did not compete in the event in protest, while Belarus sent 10 athletes.

Liu Huanhua (China) won this weight class with a total of 404 kilograms.

Liu Huanhua finished fourth in the vault with 180 kilograms, but bounced back with 224 kilograms in the dragonfly.

South Korean women’s weightlifter Kim Soo-hyun

Kim Soo-hyun (Busan City Sports Association) finished second in the women’s 76kg category, but missed out on a medal by 1kg in the total.토토사이트

Kim lifted 106 kilograms to take second place behind Sarah Ahmed (Egypt), who lifted 109 kilograms.

However, she could only manage 133 kilograms in the vault and finished fourth in the total (239 kilograms).

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