November 5, 2018

Nijat Rakhimov took eighth place at the World Championships in Ashgabat.

In the weight category up to 73 kilograms in the “snatch”, the athlete was able to implement only one approach out of three – 147 kilograms. In the “clean and jerk” on the third attempt, he was forced to give up, stopping at around 190 kilograms, which was enough to win a small bronze medal for this exercise. The result of the Olympic champion’s performance is 337 kilograms.

The winner of the World Championship 2018 became the champion of the Olympic Games in Rio, in the category up to 69 kilograms, Chinese SHI Zhiyong (164 + 196). Silver medal went to the Korean athlete – Jeongsik Won (153 + 195). Vadzim Likharad from the Republic of Belarus (156 + 187) became the third leader of the Championship.

Earlier, in the category up to 59 kilograms, Saule Saduakassova completed her performance in 11th place. 25-year-old athlete showed a result of 205 (90 + 115) kilograms in total.

Gold was won by Chinese Taipei representative Kuo Hsing-Chun (105 + 132). On the second place was the Chinese Chen Guiming (98 + 133). Latvian athlete Rebeca Koha – 227 (103 + 124) made the top three.