Young Belarusian weightlifter becomes world champion

Yauhen Tsikhantsou /​
Yauhen Tsikhantsou /​

Yauhen Tsikhantsou of Belarus has won gold in the weight category 102 kg at the World Weightlifting Championship, reports. Competitions aren held in Thailand.

The 20-year-old Belarusian showed lifted 398 kg (180+218), winning a decisive advantage in the jerk.

South Korean athlete In Yunsun (397 kg, 181+216) came second while bronze went to the Iranian Mohammed Reza Barari (394 kg, 175+219).

By the way, Tsikhantsou already won the first place at the European Championship in April.