Vietnamese weightlifting ace Thach Kim Tuan has won three bronze medals in his favourite 56kg event at the World Weightlifting Championship, which is taking place in Wroclaw, Poland.

Tuan won a bronze medal on October 21 in the snatch category with a lift of 126kg. Chinese Long Qingquan claimed gold by lifting four kilograms more than Tuan. DPR Korea's Om Yun-Chol took silver with 127kg.

Tuan again finished third in the clean and jerk as he lifted 157kg, the same weight lifted by Long. However, the Chinese athlete ranked second due to his lighter body weight. Om finished first with 162kg.

The Vietnamese, overall, finished third with a total lift of 283kg. Om won gold with 289kg while Long took silver with 287kg.

Another Vietnamese in the same category, Olympian Tran Le Quoc Toan, performed below his best and finished in fourth place with a total lift of 278kg.-VNA