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First gold for host nation Poland at WUC Weightlifting

22 September 2018

BIALA PODLASKA – Poland celebrated their first gold medal on the second day of the FISU World University Weightlifting Championship and USA surged forward in the women’s 58kg. The snatch was dominated by home favourite Monika Dzienis, but in the second part Kaija Bramwell drew away from her opponents and scored a very convincing victory in clean and jerk and total.


Spectators saw the same pattern in the men’s 69kg category; Poland’s Szymon Rotnicki was supreme in the snatch taking gold, yet his 6kg advantage over Chinese Taipei Huang Ding-Chieh was not enough to keep the lead until the end. Huang overwhelmed with 155kg and won overall. The bronzes were picked up by Canada’s Alexandre Dumas.

Women’s 63kg: Maude Charron from Canada, 2017 World Weightlifting Championships snatch silver medallist and Commonwealth champion took the snatch gold medal and continued dominating in clean and jerk. After all athletes had finished their act – including snatch bomber Anuujin Ganzorig from Mongolia taking the C&J silver, and Australian Kiana Elliott, silver in total – she appeared for 120-124-127kg in a one-woman show and collected al honours. The Canadian’s result is 24kg more than the next best’s.


Men’s 77kg: In a big fight and suspenseful competition, Serbian competitor Ervin Rozsnyik emerged as the winner of the snatch (139kg). In clean and jerk with steady lifting and superb tactics he managed to keep his advantage of 6 kilograms until the moment when two lifts were left for Japanese Yuki Hara to beat Rozsnyik. Eventually, both of HARA’s efforts remained unsuccessful landing him in the silver medallist position while Nicolas Vachon, Canada took the bronze.

Here is the schedule for the remaining competitions, which are all broadcasted live on FISU’s Facebook page:


Day 3 (Saturday, 22 September): 

10:00: Women’s 69kg, Group B

12:00: Women’s 69kg, Group A

14:00: Men’s 85kg, Group A

16:00: Women’s 75kg, Group A

18:00: Men’s 94kg, Group A


Day 4 (Sunday, 23 September):

10:00: Men’s 105kg, Group A

12:30: Women’s 90kg, Group A; Women’s +90kg, Group A

15:00: Men’s +105kg, Group A

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