Turkmenistan won the first medal at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Bahrain

The Asian weightlifting championship, which started in the capital of Bahrain, brought the team of Turkmenistan the first medal in the biathlon – a bronze medal. It was won by 24-year-old Yulduz Dzhumabayeva, who in January last year the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) recognized as the winner of the 2018 Women’s World Championship in the non-Olympic weight category up to 45 kg.


Initially, gold in this weight was won by Tunya Sukcharoen from Thailand. Later, the Thai athlete was disqualified and stripped of her medal for an anti-doping rule violation, which became known after rechecking the samples of athletes who competed at the 2018 World Cup in Ashgabat. As a result, Yulduz moved from second to first place.


In Manama, Yu. Dzhumabayeva competed in the Olympic weight category up to 49 kg, in which 10 athletes from 8 countries competed for medals.


In the snatch, out of three valid attempts, Yulduz used only one, showing the seventh result – 75 kg, and in the clean and jerk, having completed two approaches and lifting 97 kg, she became the bronze medalist.




Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper