Turkmenistan|sport|April 25, 2017 / 09:10 AM
Senior Asian Weightlifting Championships in Ashgabat enters second day

AKIPRESS.COM - Senior Asian Weightlifting Championships in Ashgabat entered second day on Monday with Kristina Shermetova grabbing two bronze medals in the women’s 53kg, Laurel international management said.

China’s Wei Chengji confidently won the women’s 53kg. The 23-year-old Chinese swept all three events and lifted 200kg in total to take home three gold medals. Turkmen Kristina Shermetova took advantage, when Vietnam’s Thi My Dung Tran was not able to lift 102kg in three Clean & Jerk attempts and did not manage to reach the podium. Tran’s miss handed Shermetova both the Clean & Jerk and the Combined bronze with a total of 182kg. Thailand’s Supattra Kaewkhong confidently took silver with a total of 190kg.

Turkmen’s Shermetova set a personal record with 104kg in the Clean & Jerk, and said she did not pay attention to her rivals during the competition: “I did not know she [Tran] missed. I was concentrating on my own performance and did not look at the others.


Gold Chengji Wei (China) 88

Silver Thi My Dung Tran (Vietnam) 87

Bronze Supattra Kaewkhong (Thailand) 82

Clean & Jerk

Gold Chengji Wei (China) 112

Silver Supattra Kaewkhong (Thailand) 108

Bronze Kristina Shermetova (Turkmenistan) 104


Gold Chengji Wei (China) 200

Silver Supattra Kaewkhong (Thailand) 190

Bronze Kristina Shermetova (Turkmenistan) 182

Women’s 58kg

Hsing-Chun Kuo (TPE) defended her 2016 Combined Asian title in the women’s 58kg successfully. The 23-year-old bronze medallist from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games totalled 241kg, an amount which would have won her the Olympic Gold by one kilogram. Kuo won both the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk events by a landslide. China’s Ou Lingli won the tight battle for silver with 219kg and Kim Su Ryon (PRK) had to settle for bronze with 218kg.


Gold Kuo Hsing-Chun (Chinese Taipei) 104

Silver Kim Su Ryon (North Korea) 98

Bronze Ou Lingli (China) 95

Clean & Jerk

Gold Kuo Hsing-Chun (Chinese Taipei) 137

Silver Ou Lingli (China) 124

Bronze Li Ping (China) 121


Gold Kuo Hsing-Chun (Chinese Taipei) 241

Silver Ou Lingli (China) 219

Bronze Kim Su Ryon (North Korea) 218

The Ashgabat 2017 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games are the fifth edition of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, and will take place in Turkmenistan from 17 to 27 September 2017.

There will 21 sports at Ashgabat 2017 across 15 venues over 12 days of competition. The 21 sports are Basketball 3x3, Belt Wrestling, Billiard Sports, Bowling, Chess, Cycling Track, Dance Sports, Equestrian Jumping, Futsal, Indoor Athletics, Ju-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Kurash, Muay, Taekwondo, Tennis, Traditional Wrestling, Sambo, Short Course Swimming, Weightlifting, Wrestling.

Ashgabat was awarded the Games by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in 2010. The 5th AIMAG Executive Committee will organise and run the Games in cooperation with the OCA.

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