In eight days, the world’s best young weightlifters put their skills to the test at this year’s Youth World Championships in Leon, Mexico. While in the end Kazakhstan topped the medal count with four gold, one silver and two bronze medals ahead of Colombia and Turkey, Malta could be happy about its first youth world championship title in history. Tenishia Thornton from Malta won three gold medals for her home country in the weight category up to 55 kg with 78 kg in the snatch and 100 kg in the clean and jerk.
Tenishia Thornton won the first youth world title for Malta in the 55 kg weight class.
And the spectators in Mexico were also able to admire new youth world records. Kazakh Yedige Yemberdi lifted a new record in the first competition of the fourth day in the weight category up to 73 kg. After an increase of seven kilograms from his second to his third attempt, he finally pushed 172 kg validly over his head. The Kazakh won gold and set a new youth world record.
The second new record of the World Championships was achieved by Egyptian Mahmoud Hosny Elsayed Hassan in the weight category up to 89 kg with an extraordinary performance. He won gold three times (150-193-343) with a large margin over his competitors Carlos Enrique LEON Avella from Venezuela (125-155-280) and Nikoloz Esartia from Georgia (141-174-315) and also set a new youth world record in the clean and jerk.
The world record attempt of 193 kg by Mahmoud Hosny Elsayed Hassan from Egypt.
After Hassan had scored his second attempt in the clean and jerk with 175 kg, he dared the really big jump and lifted 193 kg for his last load. To the cheers of the spectators, he also executed this attempt perfectly, breaking the record.