Aug 24 2014
Summer Youth Olympic Games: Day seven of competition
Armenian dominates final weightlifting event
20:36 A new youth clean and jerk world record by the Armenian as well.
That is some brilliant lifting by the 17-year-old. The country has won
five Olympic medals in the sport, all bronze, with their only gold
coming in Greco Roman wrestling in Atlanta 1996, courtesy of Armen
20:31 Simon Martirosyan decimates the field to win the final
weightlifting gold of Nanjing 2014, in the over 85kg competition. That
is Armenia’s second boy’s lifting triumph of the Games.
And what a way to end as the big man – I think we can call him that –
clean and jerks 221kg, that is 34kg more than anyone else, to end up
with a total of 391kg, that is 55kg more than the rest of the field.
18:59 It’s the final weightlifting competition of Nanjing 2014 here
tonight. And it’s the big boys, the under 85kg competition.
Serbian Tamas Kajdoci has just snatched a massive 150kg, but then
Simon Martirosyan of Armenia manages 170kg. That is huge!
14:32 Results now coming in from the International Expo Centre as
boxing gets underway for the first time at thee Games.
China’s Yuan Chang opened her campaign with a win, beating Taiwan’s
Hsiao-Wen Huang on points, while Armenia’s Anush Grigoryan punched her
way to victory against Kazakhstan’s Balkibekova, again on points.