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UPDATED: 08:22, June 02, 2006
Vadzim Straltsou wins gold in junior weightlifting worlds
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Vadzim Straltsou of Belarus won the gold medal with a total of 375kg in the men's 85kg category in the Junior World Weightlifting Championships on Thursday.

The 20-year-old Straltsou dominated the 85kg class since the beginning of the competition as he successfully lifted 170kg in the snatch and hoisted 205kg in the jerk.

Vasily Polovnikov of Russia conceded to the silver at a total of 365kg and Straltsou's compatriot Mikalai Novikau took the bronze at 359kg.

Snatching 165kg, Polovnikov tried to lift 210kg in the last attempt for a total of 375kg to overcome Straltsou but failed.

Lu Changliang of China, 78.43kg, was the lightest in the 85kg class competition, and he hoisted 346kg to place sixth.

Source: Xinhua

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