Spanish star Valentin wins women's 75kg at weightlifting worlds

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-04 14:28:36|Editor: Xiang Bo
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ANAHEIM, United States, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Reigning European champion Lidia Valentin of Spain became a world champion for the first time having comfortably won all three gold medals in the women's 75kg category of the World Weightlifting Championships on Sunday.

The Spaniard was successful with all six of her lifts on her way to triumphing in the snatch with 118kg, the clean and jerk with 140kg and overall with 258kg.

Pan-American champion Patricia Dajomes Barrera from Ecuador finished second overall with 240kg after coming second in the snatch with 108kg and third in the clean and jerk with 132kg.

France's Gaelle Nayo Ketchanke finished third overall with 237kg after coming sixth in the snatch with 103kg and second in the clean and jerk with 134kg. She would have ended up second overall had she not missed her last clean and jerk lift at 138kg.

Mongolia's Ankhtsetseg Munkhjantsan was the snatch bronze medalist with 107kg, but she was unable to register a total after withdrawing from the clean and jerk due to injury.