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WWC 2023, Day 2 – Men’s 55 kg Results: Vietnamese Team Wins Gold and Silver

The second competition day in Riyadh also brought us new leaders in the Men’s category of 55 kg. All golden and silver medals were taken by the Vietnamese athletes and the bronze went to the Thailand team.

Category   Gold Silver Bronze
Men 55kg
Snatch 🇻🇳Lai Gia Thanh 123 kg 🇻🇳Ngo Son Dinh 117 kg 🇹🇭Somboon-Uan Thada 116 kg
C&J 🇻🇳Lai Gia Thanh 146 kg 🇻🇳Ngo Son Dinh 144 kg 🇹🇭Chomchuen Natthawat 143 kg
Total 🇻🇳Lai Gia Thanh 269 kg 🇻🇳Ngo Son Dinh 261 kg 🇹🇭Chomchuen Natthawat 259 kg

Lai Gia Thanh from Vietnam got total gold: 269 kg total, 123 kg in Snatch, and 146 kg in C&J. He managed to take gold for his team by lifting 123 kg in the Snatch exercise on his third attempt. That was the heaviest Snatch in the category. The same is for C&J: he also performed the heaviest Clean & Jerk of 146 kg and it was his third attempt. So, Lai Gia Thanh won total gold in this competition.

Lai Gia Thanh
Lai Gia Thanh pushed himself hard to win all three gold medals this day

His teammate, Ngo Son Dinh, took 3 silver medals with a total of 261 kg, 117 kg in Snatch, and 144 kg in C&J. So, the 2nd competition day was a victory for the Vietnamese team which succeeded in taking three gold and three silver medals. 


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Lai Gia Thanh, Ngo Son Dinh, Thada Somboon-uan
Lai Gia Thanh, Ngo Son Dinh, Thada Somboon-uan, and Chomchuen Natthawat during the award ceremony

Thada Somboon-uan from Thailand won all bronze medals in Snatch – 116 kg. However,  CHOMCHUEN Natthawat showed better results in C&J – 143 kg, and thus his total was 259 kg which made him the bronze winner in C&J and total.

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Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
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Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
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