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Thailand and Iran Win Gold on the Final Day of Weightlifting at Buenos Aires 2018

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: THAILAND AND IRAN WIN GOLD ON THE FINAL DAY OF WEIGHTLIFTING AT BUENOS AIRES 2018

DATE: 13 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Thai, Farsi

STORY SCRIPT:

The weightlifting programme of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) came to a close in the Europe Pavilion on Saturday at Buenos Aires 2018 with golds for Thailand and Iran.

Thailand’s Supatchanin Khamhaeng won gold in Women’s +63kg weightlifting, proving far too superior for the rest of the field.

Khamhaeng, who’s 17 and the Asian Youth Weightlifting champion, posted a combined score in the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk of 236 kilos, 18 kilos more than silver medallist Dilara Narin of Turkey. The bronze was Uzbekistan’s Dolera Davronova.

In the men’s +85kg Alireza Yousefi of Iran was also a comfortable winner. The 15 year old lifted a combined total of 218 kilos in the Snatch and Clean and Jerk, 6 kilos clear of silver medallist Hristo Hristov of Bulgaria. The Netherland’s Enzo Kuworge came third.

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