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WWC 2023, Day 12 – Women’s 87+ kg Results: Korean lifter takes total gold, but the Chinese gets insured and is out of the battle

Today we were watching the performance of the last Women’s division of the +87 kg at the Weightlifting Championships in Riyadh. It was the last chance for female athletes to demonstrate their excellent physical condition and readiness for the Olympic Games in Paris.

This time lifters from China, Korea, Ecuador, and USA were competing for the leadership in the category, with the Korean athlete dominating with her lifts at successful attempts. But, the supposed leader from China Li Wenwen dropped out from the competition because she injured her elbow.

Category   Gold Silver Bronze
Snatch 🇰🇷Park Hyejeong 124 kg 🇰🇷Son Younghee 122 kg 🇪🇨Ayovi Lisseth 121 kg
C&J 🇰🇷Park Hyejeong 165 kg 🇺🇸Theisen Lappen 160 kg 🇪🇨Ayovi Lisseth 155 kg
Total 🇰🇷Park Hyejeong 289 kg 🇺🇸Theisen Lappen 277 kg 🇪🇨Ayovi Lisseth 276 kg

Finally, we found out the Top 3 winners who showed much better results:


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Hyejeong Park from Korea totally prevailed on the podium with great results: 124 kg in Snatch, 165 kg in Clean&Jerk, and 289 kg in total.

By the way, she’s a promising weightlifter who has already gained numerous wins at World and Asian Championships. In 2022, she took three golds at the Junior Weightlifting Championships in Snatch, Clean&Jerk, and totals. However, in Bogota at the World Championships she got the 8th position.

Park Hyejeong Gold Snatch on WWC 2023

An American lifter Mary Theisen got 13 kg less than the gold medalist, resulting with 277 kg total, 117 kg in Snatch, and 160 kg in Clean&Jerk that brought her silver.

Earlier she claimed a new women’s record in Clean&Jerk of 163 kg and also surpassed 2-time Olympic medalist Sarah Robles to win the overall gold at 278 kg (163 kg in C&J and 115 kg 8n Snatch). So, she set a new American record in the women’s super heavyweight class at the USA Open.

An Ecuadorian weightlifter Lisseth Ayovi secured third place by snatching 121 kg, jerked 155 kg, and got 276 kg in total. She also got numerous wins at the Championships: for example, Ayovi took two golds at the Bolivarian Games in 2022 held in Colombia. Then, she won the silver medal in C&J at the Pan American Weightlifting Championships in Bogota.

Park Hyejeong Gold C&J on WWC 2023

Stay tuned to our updates on this great world competition to be informed about all stats, highlights, and world record reviews.

Read the full report about each day of IWF World Championships 2023 in Riyadh prepared by our media team. Don’t miss the opportunity to stay updated and follow this great event in the Olympic weightlifting world with us from the very beginning till the end!

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Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
Best ResultsSnatch – 61 kg,
C&J – 78 kg

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