2019 World Weightlifting Championships: Men’s 61kg recap

2019 World Weightlifting Championships: Men’s 61kg recap


In the men’s 61kg A session, everyone became worried after Qin Fulin missed all three snatch attempts at 138kg. Qin Fulin was out of contention for the snatch and the total. It was now up to Li Fabin. There was fierce competition between the Chinese athletes and Irawan from Indonesia and Kim from Vietnam. Li Fabin was successful with his 138kg opener. After Irawan’s successful attempt at 140kg, Li was successful in his 141kg attempt. This secured him a gold medal in the snatch. He decided to go to 145kg in order to challenge the world record. From the pull of the floor, to the third pull, to standing up with the weight overhead, everything was in place. A new snatch world record was set. He also entered the clean and jerk portion with a 5kg lead. In the clean and jerk portion, Qin Fulin lifted 171kg and secured a bronze medal in the event. The Columbian athlete secured silver with a 172kg lift. Li Fabin was successful with 173kg in his second attempt. This tied his training best in the lift. This lift not only gave him a gold medal in the clean and jerk as well as the total, it also set a new total world record of 318kg. This total was 12kg above Irawan’s second place finishing.

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