Akka wins gold at World Weightlifting Championships

The tense struggle ensued on Saturday between Russian weightlifters in the weight category up to 105 kg at the ongoing World Championships in Paris in weightlifting. The strongest was the European champion in 2011 Khadzhimurat Akka.

Akka wins gold at World Weightlifting Championships
 Photo source:newsru.com

In the double-event, he showed the result of 430 kg (198 kg in the snatch and 232 kg in the clean and jerk). In the last part of the competition challenge the leadership Akkaeva tried another weightlifter of Russia Dmitry Klokov — 428 kg (196 plus 232). In a final attempt in the clean and jerk he lifted the same weight as the champion, but due to the lower results in the snatch was in second place, according to ITAR-TASS.

The bronze medal in this weight category was a Ukrainian Alexei Torokhtiy — 410 kg (181 plus 229). Thanks to successful last attempt he managed to get around Gia Machivariani of Georgia.

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