Bohdan Hoza of Ukraine won gold in the 109-kilogram weight category with a 410-kilogram (903.9-pound) total. 20-year-old Hoza surpassed his previous Junior snatch World Record by five kilograms with a 195-kilogram (429.9-pound) successful third attempt.
Here are the results from the Men’s 109-kilogram category below:
2022 IWF Junior World Championships Results | Men’s 109KG
- Bohdan Hoza (Ukraine)
- Snatch — 195 kilograms (429.9 pounds) | Junior World Record
- Clean & Jerk — 215 kilograms (474 pounds)
- Total — 410 kilograms (903.9 pounds)
- Ammar Rubaiawi Ali (Iraq)
- Snatch — 168 kilograms (370.4 pounds)
- Clean & Jerk — 191 kilograms (421.1 pounds)
- Total — 359 kilograms (791.5 pounds)
- Fernando Bonilla Granja Arley (Colombia)
- Snatch — 160 kilograms (352.7 pounds)
- Clean & Jerk 195 kilograms (429.9 pounds)
- Total — 355 kilograms (782.6 pounds)
Hoza held the Junior snatch World Record of 190 kilograms (418.9 pounds) — scored at the 2021 European Junior Championships in Rovaniemi, Finland — coming into the 2022 contest. You can watch the Men’s 109-kilogram Group A session in the video below, courtesy of the IWF’s YouTube channel:
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Based on the final scorecard, Hoza was in a league all his own in Greece. Securing first place via a 41-kilogram margin is a significant improvement from his silver-medal performance at the 2021 IWF Junior World Championships, where his 402-kilogram (886.3-pound) total missed tying Hristo Dimitrov Hristov of Bulgaria’s total by a single kilogram.
Hoza is clearly a snatch specialist. No other lifter in the 109-kilogram category managed to eclipse beyond 168 kilograms (370.4 pounds), the weighted lifted by runner-up Ali.
Hoza’s 195-kilogram (429.9-pound) snatch is also a mere five kilograms short of the current world record held by Yang Zhe of China.
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2022 IWF Junior World Championships Records
Thus far, the 2022 IWF Junior World Championships have seen a decent number of Junior World Records fall. In addition to Hoza’s stellar performance, Rizki Juniansyah of Indonesia scored a new Junior World Record snatch of 156 kilograms (751.8 pounds) in the 73-kilogram category, and Hampton Morris clean & jerked a new Junior World Record of 160 kilograms (352.7 pounds) at 61 kilograms.
The competition comes to a close on May 10, 2022.
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