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5/31/04

China lifts world junior weightlifting title, Iran stands 6th

Minsk, May 31, IRNA -- China proved too powerful for other 40 teams as it was crowned here Sunday night at the World Junior Weightlifting Championships on high points difference.

China outpowered runner-up Russia and the third-placed South Korea, winning 598 points.

Russia collected 456 points and the Koreans took 417.

The home team, Belarus, Poland, and Iran finished fourth to sixth, bagging 404, 394, and 382 points respectively.

IRAN'S ASSET

Iran won two silver and two bronze medals in the world event.

On Friday, Iran's 85 kg weightlifter Javad Naderi stood second in the snatch category.

The Iranian lifted 162.5 kg and finished runner-up to his Hungarian rival, Johnso Baramia, due to his excess body weight.

Naderi raised 185 kg in his first clean-and-jerk effort but failed to lift 190 kg in the second and third tests due to his leg hamstring, standing fifth with a total 347.5 kg record.

Omid Naeij, also an Iranian lifter in 85 kg class, ranked ninth as he kept 145 and 180 kg above his head.

Jai Wun-Sung from China grabbed the glittering gold, setting a record of 362.5 kg (160 and 202.5), Baramia won the silver with a total record of 352.5 kg, and Michael from Belarus bagged bronze with the same record.

On Sunday, Mohsen Davoudi took a silver and a bronze at the 105 kg category.

Davoudi raised 172.5 and 200 kg in snatch, and clean and jerk to bag the overall silver and snatch bronze.

He stood fifth in clean-and-jerk category due to his excess body weight when compared with Hungarian and Chinese lifters.

Javad Gohari, also an Iranian, ranked fifth as he set a total 360 kg record (165 and 195).

Igor Lukanin from Russia garnered all three gold medals, lifting 175 and 210 kg.

Syria's Ahmed Jojili took the clean-and-jerk silver and overall bronze by keeping 160 and 202.5 kg above his head.

Victor Vatai from Hungary won the clean-and-jerk bronze medal as he raised 200 kg.

Later on Sunday, Rashid Sharifi added a bronze medal to Iran's asset as he stood third at the +105 kg class of the World Junior Weightlifting Championships here on Sunday.

Sharifi lifted 172.5 kg in snatch to follow his Bulgarian and Greek opponents, who stood top and second by raising 180 and 177.5 kg respectively.

In his clean-and-jerk effort, the Iranian was eliminated when he failed to hoist 207.5 kg for the third time.

Bulgarian weightlifter Keril Koshnicharski won the title, lifting 180 and 215 kg while Dimitry Papagiridis from Greece took the silver with a total 385 kg (177.5 and 207.5) weight and the representative of Belarus, Alexandre Keliani, bagged bronze, lifting 167.5 and 377.5 kg.

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