This year’s African Champion, ALI Ahmed Sayed Ashour (EGY) took all three golds in the men’s 96kg bodyweight category.

With three good lifts in the Snatch, finishing at 165kg, ALI was the best, just us in the Clean and Jerk with 200kg but missing his last attempt at 206kg. Interestingly, all the 11 participants of the session missed the last attempt in the Clean and Jerk.

Receiving the silver medal, Kazakh ANTROPOV Artyom totalled 352kg, while the youngest in the field, 16 years old BABAYAN Artur (RUS) finished in the third place with a 346kg Total result.

“I am very happy, it is my second Junior World Championships [2018 – silver medal] and now I won. I worked very hard for a year to get here and this is the second major competition I won within a month, after the African Championships.” – ALI said.

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