27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

IWF Junior World Championships: Russia wins first gold

Russian weightlifter Diana Akhmetova took the world title in the women's 63kg event at the Junior World Championships in Kazan. She won the snatch by a comfortable margin and later increased her lead in the clean and jerk.

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Snatch

1. Diana Akhmetova, Russia - 108 kg

2. Madalina Bianca Molie, Romania - 106 kg

3. Hyo Sim Kim, North Korea - 105 kg

Clean and jerk

1. Diana Akhmetova, Russia - 128 kg

2. Hyo Sim Kim, North Korea - 124 kg

3. Madalina Bianca Molie, Romania - 121 kg

Total 

1. Diana Akhmetova, Russia - 236 kg

2. Hyo Sim Kim, North Korea - 229 kg

3. Madalina Bianca Molie, Romania - 227 kg

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"I can have a rest now after a long training session and challenging performance, take a shower. I'm very tired," Akhmetova said in her post-event interview. "I'm pleased with the result. I think that I did well. It was tough in the clean and jerk, but basically I performed OK. I achieved my personal best in the snatch, but as for the clean and jerk I managed to lift heavier weights before."

Diana competed at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, but unfortunately, despite setting a tournament record, she missed out on the podium.

"I was a little bit nervous before today's competition. I wanted to win the domestic championship, not to let down the country, coaches, myself because I've been working long and hard. I felt a bit scared," admitted the champion.

Press Department of Executive Directorate for Sports Projects

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Видео. Диана Ахметова стала победительницей мирового первенства.