Kazakhstan’s Vladimir Sedov earned a comfortable victory in the men’s 94 kilogram event at the Asian Weightlifting Championships after producing strong displays in both the snatch and in the clean and jerk events at the Uzbekistan Sport Center in Tashkent.
The 2009 world champion, who previously served a two-year-old doping ban between 2006 and 2008, produced a lift of 175kg in the snatch event.
His effort was just enough to triumph in the discipline, with Iran’s Ali Hashemi finishing second after ending lifting one kilogram less than his rival.
While the pair were close in the snatch competition, Sedov dominated the clean and jerk event by lifting a 211kg, to finish with an overall tally of 386kg.
It proved enough for the Kazakh star to celebrate his first Asian title since 2009, as Hashemi could only lift 200kg in the clean and jerk to end on 374kg to win silver.
The podium was completed by South Korea’s Park Hanwoong, who finished the competition level with his team-mate Jin Yunseong on 368kg, but won the bronze due to having a lower bodyweight.
Mongolia’s 18-year-old lifter Ankhtsetseg Munkhjantsan triumphed in the women’s 75kg event, with her snatch total of 112kg proving decisive in the final standings, having lifted eight kilograms more than her nearest rival.
A clean and jerk effort of 132kg saw Munkhjantsan finish on a total of 244kg, which saw her easily secure the continental title.
South Korea’s Kang Yeounhee claimed the silver medal by finishing with 235kg, while the bronze was earned by Chinese Taipei’s Yao Chi-Ling, who lifted 233kg.
Home favourite Manzurakhon Mamasalieva of Uzbekistan missed out on a podium place, after ending fourth with 224kg.