Vietnamese weightlifter wins gold in junior world championships hinh anh 1Vietnamese weightlifter Lai Gia Thanh (Photo:
Hanoi (VNA) - Lai Gia Thanh brought home one gold and two silver medals at the ongoing IWF Junior World Championships in Japan.

Thanh won a gold medal in the clean and jerk category with his achievement of 140kg. In the snatch, he lifted 109kg to gain a silver medal.

In the total lift, he took a silver medal for 249kg. Wang Hao of China won a gold medal with 258kg and Hiroyuki Mashiko of Japan took the bronze with 244kg.

A total of 265 (108 women and 157 men) athletes from 50 countries took part in the competition.-VNA