November 12, 2019
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Weightlifters Successful in China

Date: 30/04/2019 | Source: Sports DPRK (En) | Read original version at source

The 2019 IWF World Cup Games were held in China between February 22 and 27, Juche 108 (2019), drawing excellent weightlifters from the DPRK, China, Russia, Italy, Mexico and other countries.

The DPRK snatched 6 gold, 15 silver and 6 bronze medals.

Pak Jong Ju and Kim Un Ju came first respectively in jerk and totals of men’s 67kg and women’s 87kg categories.

Gold medalists included Om Yun Chol in jerk of men’s 61kg category and Choe Hyo Sim in snatch of women’s 59kg event.

Ri Song Gum came second in jerk, snatch and totals of women’s 49kg category. O Kang Chol and Pak Jong Ju finished runners-up in snatch of men’s 73kg and 67kg categories, and Kim Un Ju and Kim Hyo Sim in the same events of women’s 87kg and 64kg categories.

Silver medals also went to Choe Jon Wi, Rim Jong Sim, Rim Un Sim and Choe Hyo Sim in jerk and totals of men’s 81kg, women’s 76kg, 64kg and 59kg categories, respectively.

Third placers were O Kang Chol and Kim Hyo Sim in jerk and totals of men’s 73kg and women’s 64kg categories, and Rim Jong Sim and Rim Un Sim in snatch of women’s 76kg and 64kg categories.

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