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WWC In Riyadh 2023 Day 2: Women’s 49 kg Results – China sets 2 World Records

Two categories of Group A of Women’s 49 kg and Men’s 55 kg were competing today by encouraging us to enjoy such superb results.

Category   Gold Silver Bronze
Women
49kg
Snatch 🇨🇳Hou Zhihui 95 kg 🇨🇳Jiang Huihua 95 kg 🇷🇴Cambei Mihaela-Valentina 90 kg
C&J 🇨🇳Jiang Huihua 120 kg WR 🇨🇳Hou Zhihui 116 kg 🇺🇸Delacruz Jourdan Elizabeth 112 kg
Total 🇨🇳Jiang Huihua 215 kg WR 🇨🇳Hou Zhihui 211 kg 🇺🇸Delacruz Jourdan Elizabeth 200 kg

We succeeded in spectating several well-known female lifters who already gained high interest and support from the world audience. This time, athletes from China and the USA made the podium thanks to their amazing performance.

Overall, we have such results: first place came to Jiang Huihua from China who lifted 215 kg in total, and 120 kg – C&J and set two WRs. Silver was taken by another Chinese athlete Hou Zhihui: total – 211 kg, Snatch – 95 kg, C&J – 116 kg. And third place was for Jourdan Delacruz from the USA with the following results: total of 200 kg, Snatch – 88 kg, and 112 kg in C&J.

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Jiang Huihua setting the new world record – C&J (120kg) and Total (215kg)

We spectated an amazing performance of the Chinese team: two female athletes broke world records by bringing three gold medals in total. Jiang Huihua set 2 world records in C&J by performing 120 kg and a total of 215 kg, and Hou Zhihui broke WR in Snatch by lifting 95 kg.

However, this time a promising athlete from Romania Michaela Cambei managed to get bronze in Snatch by lifting 90 kg, compared to her outstanding results at the European Weightlifting Championships in Yerevan with 3 gold medals in Snatch, C&J, and total.

Hou Zhihui, Jiang Huihua, Michaela Cambei,
Hou Zhihui, Jiang Huihua, Michaela Cambei, and Jourdan Delacruz on the podium after today’s dramatic competition

Unfortunately, some of other promising atheltes were not lucky this day. Among them are Michaela Cambei from Romania who took gold in Yerevan by setting two European records due to her powerful Snatch of 92 kg and C&J of 106 kg and Rosegie Ramos from the Philippines who took gold at the Asian Junior Championships in Tashkent.

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

I’m Tanya, and I just can’t do without fitness. About six years ago, I got into Olympic weightlifting and instantly fell in love with it. Weightlifting is like no other sport – it’s just you versus the bar. Driven by my unwavering passion for an active lifestyle, I’ve been eager to share my personal journey and sports enthusiasm with others. As a journalist and photographer, my interests come full circle, adding an extra dimension to the news column that I curate. This way, I keep my readers updated with the latest happenings in the sports world.

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