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Zhiyong Dominates for Gold – 2020 Olympics Men’s 73kg Weightlifting Results

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Note: the above stats are structured as — Total (Snatch/Clean & Jerk)

Zhiyong Dominates For Gold — 2020 Olympics Men’s 73-Kilogram Weightlifting Results Here are the fourteen athletes in the Men’s 73-kilogram category who competed in Tokyo:

Group B Heading into the Games, he also held all three world records in this class. He scored the snatch at the rescheduled 2020 Asian Championships, the clean & jerk at the 2019 IWF World Cup, and the total at the 2019 World Championships.

Shi Zhiyong was the 2016 Rio Olympic Games gold medalist in the 69-kilogram class (new weightlifting categories were approved by the IWF in 2018). 73-Kilogram Roster
Group A

73-Kilogram World Records A strong performance (152/190) from Indonesia’s Abdullah in the B Group set high expectations for the athletes in the A Group. A pair of clean openers from Lopez of Spain (142) and Japan’s Masanori (143) preceded the appearance of Team USA’s Clarence “CJ” Cummings Jr., who missed his first lift at 145 kilograms.

The remaining athletes rocketed up into the mid 150’s, with Andreev of Bulgaria finishing at 154, Robu of Moldova at 155, and Mayora of Venezuela completing 156 on his final attempt before the first appearance of presumed favorite Shi Ziyong of China. Snatch

The triple-world-record-holder and Olympic Champion handily completed three successful snatches at 158, 163, and 166 kilograms, the latter two being new Olympic Records.  Snatch

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