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Weightlifting: Kazakhstan wins 3rd gold at Asian Weightlifting Championship

10 july 2013, 13:12
Alexandra Aborneva. ©Vesti.kz
Alexandra Aborneva. ©Vesti.kz
Kazakhstan weightlifter Alexandra Aborneva won the third gold medal for the national team at the Asian Weightlifting Championship in Astana, Vesti.kz reports.

Aborneva, the current champion of Kazakhstan, won the competition in +75kg women's weight class. She had the best result in snatch by lifting 110 kilograms. Nguyen Thi Kim Van from Vietnam was four kilograms behind her. Taipei's Yao Chi-Ling completed the top three with 105 kilograms.

Aborneva started clean and jerk with 140 kilograms. Her nearest rivals began with 128 (Chi-Ling) and 133 (Nguyen Thi Kim Van) kilograms. Thailand's Praeonapa Khenjantuek came closer to her rivals, adding 141 kilograms in clean and jerk to her 101 kilograms in snatch.

Vietnamese weightlifter Nguyen Thi Kim Van won silver by lifting 136 kilograms in clean and jerk at her best attempt. Kazakhstan's Aborneva lifted seven kilograms more, scoring a combined total of 253 kilograms and took all the gold medals: for snatch, for clean and jerk and for the total weight.

The day before - on June 24 - Kazakhstan national team won two gold medals at the championship. Anna Nurmakhambetova won competition in the -75kg women's weight class and Alexandr Zaichikov won gold in the -94kg weight class.

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