Bohdan Hoza (109KG) Snatches Junior World Record of 195 Kilograms at 2022 IWF Junior World Championships

Hoza eclipsed his previous Junior World Record en route to gold in Greece.

Another Junior snatch World Record has fallen at the 2022 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships, taking place May 2-10, 2022, in Heraklion, Greece.

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

  1. Bohdan Hoza (Ukraine)
    • Snatch — 195 kilograms (429.9 pounds) | Junior World Record
    • Clean & Jerk — 215 kilograms (474 pounds)
    • Total — 410 kilograms (903.9 pounds)
  2. Ammar Rubaiawi Ali (Iraq)
    • Snatch — 168 kilograms (370.4 pounds)
    • Clean & Jerk — 191 kilograms (421.1 pounds)
    • Total — 359 kilograms (791.5 pounds)
  3. 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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