Russia’s Svetlana Tsarukaeva won with a world record at the World Weightlifting Championship

Svetlana Tsarukaeva Russian team brought the first World Cup gold medal in weightlifting, which is taking place these days in the French capital. She won in the weight category up to 63 kg, showing the double-event result in 255 kg (117 kg in the snatch, plus 138 in the clean and jerk).


In the first exercise, 23-year-old native of Vladikavkaz set a world record by 1 kg surpassing the previous record belonging to Pavin Tonsuk from Thailand. Svetlana did not have three pounds to beat the world record in the double-event (257 kg).

Silver Award won twice world champion Maya Maneza of Kazakhstan, losing Tsarukaeva 7 kg. Bronze went to a Chinese woman Yuyan Xiaofang (246). Another Russian — Marina Shainova — was sixth (241).

"I’m long gone to this victory, has always been very close, but lacked some pounds, some extra of my own programs — said Svetlana, before thrice brings silver with world forums. — At this time, all is well developed. First time I’m on the podium champion. I’m full of emotion. Finally, and luck was on my side. I realized that if not today, then maybe this will never be. "

Tsarukaeva added that she decided to set a world record in the snatch. When it was already clear that it will be a leader, athlete asked coach to put the weight of 117 kg.

For our country, it was the first gold medal at the world championships. Later, in Paris, Russian Oleg Chen won the silver in the weight category up to 69 kg, lifting a total of 336 kg snatch.

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