The 11th day of the WWC Qualifying competition became memorable because of the Chinese, Ecuadorian, and Australian athletes who showed the best results in the weight class by leaving their opponents behind. Again, China demonstrated ultimate power and defeated the rest of the athletes. The audience was waiting for the comeback of the winners of the prior Weightlifting Championships, namely European and Asian competitions, where they were at the leading positions.
Today, we were spectating 10 female athletes in the category, where the leadership went to the following lifters:
Xiaomei Liang from China became the winner by taking two gold medals in Clean&Jerk and totals. She got in total unbelievable 281 kg, Snatch 122 kg, and Clean&Jerk of 159 kg. Moreover, she set the Senior World Record in C&J.
The second-best Chinese lifter Zhouyu Wang resulted with 277 kg, by snatching 122 kg, and clean&jerked 155 kg. For you to remember, she has lots of gold medals under the belt: Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 (in the division of 87 kg), Asian Championships in Tashkent, IWF World Cups in Fuzhou and Tianjin brought her gold medals, while at the World Championships in Bogota she took silver.
Eileen Cikamatana from Australia saved the bronze medal with an overall result of 256 kg with a great gap from the Chinese leaders, 110 kg in Snatch, and 146 kg in Clean&Jerk. This Australian athlete already gained silver at the World Championships in Bogota by finishing with 109-140-249. She also competed at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022 by winning gold and setting records in Snatch of 110 kg, C&J of 145 kg, and total of 255 kg.
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Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast
Best Results: Snatch – 61 kg,
C&J – 78 kg
I’m Tanya, and I love lifting weights. 6 years ago, I picked up Olympic weightlifting and fitness. Weightlifting is a unique sport because it’s just you against the bar. There are no teammates to help you out; it’s all on you.
I’m also passionate about helping other women achieve their fitness goals. That’s why I started my blog and write some products reviews. I want to show other women that they can do anything they set their mind to!