News ID: 317008
Published: 0348 GMT October 11, 2021

Iran’s Jamali claims historic world youth weightlifting silvers

Iran’s Jamali claims historic world youth weightlifting silvers

Iranian weightlifter Yekta Jamali

Sports Desk

Iran’s Yekta Jamali walked away with a couple of silvers as well as a bronze, at the 2021 Youth World Weightlifting Championships in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Jamali’s silvers were the first collected by Iranian women in the history of the sport.

On Monday, Jamali, who made history in May by grabbing a first-ever bronze at the IWF Junior World Championships in Tashkent, tallied 90kg to finish third in the snatch contest of the -81kg weight class.

Mexican Mairyn Hernandez finished atop the podium on 92kg, with Natia Gadelia of Georgia standing second with 91kg.

Jamali then locked 115kg above her head for the clean and jerk silver, 2kg adrift of Gadelia, with Russian Daria Meshcherakova taking the bronze with 114kg.

A total tally of 205kg secured a second silver of the afternoon for Jamali.

Gadelia also won the total gold with 208kg while Meshcherakova again settled for the bronze with 201kg.

Iran’s Ghazaleh Hosseini had opened the account for the country in the women’s competition, lifting the 94kg weight for a clean and jerk bronze in the -59kg weight class.

In the men’s contests, Alireza Abbaspour dominated the -81kg class with three gold medals.






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