The 2018 IWF World Championship has already witnessed a legendary battle between Chinese weightlifter Ao Hui and North Korean weightlifter Kim Un Ju in the 87 kg bodyweight category of the women’s event. 21-year-old Hui gave the hardest battle of her life to the legendary 28-year-old Kim.
Ao Hui already won the IWF junior championship and also the Asian weightlifting championship in 2015. Besides, Kim Un Ju has also won the Asian weightlifting championship in 2014. But in the 2018 edition of the world championship, Ao defeated Kim by 6 kg while lifting 117 kg in the snatch event of the 87 kg women’s category.
Kim Un Ju, on the other hand, has maintained her supremacy in the clean & jerk event while lifting 152 kg in his final attempt. And, Ao missed the top place by just a kilo while lifting 151 kg in his final attempt. Chilean weightlifter María Fernanda Valdés has achieved the third place in the clean & jerk event while lifting 140 kg, 11 kg short of the second place achiever Ao.
China’s Ao Hui finally achieved the gold medal while lifting 268 kg in total and Kim Un-ju came second on the podium with his total 263 kg. Dominican weightlifter Crismery Santana has achieved the overall third place while lifting 254 kg in total. Besides, she has also achieved the silver medal at the snatch event while lifting 116 kg.
Chilean weightlifter María Fernanda Valdés has got the fourth place in the 2018 IWF World Championship medal table of the 87 kg category while lifting 110 kg in the snatch event and also lifting 140 kg in the clean & jerk event. Although she got the third place in the clean & jerk event, she had to settle with fifth place in the snatch event.
But, the most amazing performance came from Ecuadorian weightlifter Oliba Nieve who, despite being 41 years old, has finished in the seventh place overall. She also got the sixth place in the snatch event while lifting 109 kg and has got the seventh place in the clean & jerk event while lifting 132 kg.
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