Vietnam wins more medals at Asian weightlifting champs hinh anh 1The Vietnamese flag is raised after Vuong Truong Khoi finished second in the men’s youth 89kg snatch event. — (Source:organisers)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese lifter Vuong Truong Khoi secured one gold and two silvers on October 25 at the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Khoi came on top in the men’s youth 89kg clean and jerk category with a lift of 176kg. He was followed by Ali Yousef Alothman of South Africa and Bonghyun Bang of the Republic of Korea.

Khoi also finished second in the snatch after lifting 134kg, ranking behind Alothman (143kg). Alothman also won the overall event with 318kg. Khoi finished second with 310kg.

His teammate Nguyen Quoc Toan secured three gold medals in the men’s youth 81kg category on October 24.

Toan lifted 141kg in the snatch, 16kg more than runner-up Sapi Yessenkeldi of Kazakhstan while Shageldi Bayramgeldiyev of Turkmenistan was third with 123kg

In the clean and jerk, Toan managed 166kg, and he was followed again by Yessenkeldi with 165kg and Yoo Donghyun of the Republic of Korea with 158kg.

Thanks to outstanding performances in both events, Toan took the top podium for the third time with 307kg in total. Yessenkeldi and Bayramgeldiyev were second and third.

Earlier, Vietnamese athletes won seven golds, seven silvers and four bronzes in the tournament./.