How to Watch The 2021 IWF World Championships

The best weightlifters on the planet are set to compete Dec. 7-17, 2021, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The 2021 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships span Dec. 7-17, 2021, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The competition will be live-streamed on the IWF’s YouTube channel and highlights and videos of A groups will be posted to the IWF Facebook page. Click any of the links below to see the competition times and corresponding start lists for each weight category:

2021 IWF World Championships

With China withdrawn from the 2021 IWF World Championships, there are likely to be several first-time world champions but few new records, at least among the Women’s categories. The male sessions might tell a different story, particularly from Men’s 81-kilogram class and up.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Day One — Dec. 7, 2021

All start times are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST). All names are written as shown in the 2021 IWF World Championships Start Book.

Men’s 55KG — Group B, 4:00 a.m.

  • Daniel Lung (MDA)
  • Satrio Adi Nugroho (INA)
  • Benjamin Osiemo Ochoma (KEN)
  • Dilanka Isuru Kumara Yodage (SRI)
  • Fernando Agad (PHI)
  • Davis Niyoyita (UGA)
  • Winder Alejandro Sanchez Gutierrez (VEN)
  • Miguel Angel Suarez Mesa (COL)

Men’s 55KG — Group A, 7:00 a.m.

  • Thada Somboonuan (THA)
  • Dmytro Voronovskyi (UKR)
  • Josue Brachi Garcia (ESP)
  • Mansour Abdulrahim M Al Saleem (KSA)
  • Muhammad Sharjeel Butt (PAK)
  • Arli Chontey (KAZ)
  • Angel Hriskov Rusev (BUL)
  • Mohamad Aniq Bin Kasdan (MAS)
  • Muammer Sahin (TUR)
  • Sargar Sanket Mahadev (IND)

The world records in the Men’s 55-kilogram class heading into the event were a 135-kilogram statch (world standard), a 166-kilogram clean & jerk, and a 294-kilogram total. The latter two are held by Yun Chol Om of the Republic of Korea.

Day Two — Dec. 8, 2021

The world record standard snatch in the Women’s 45-kilogram class is 85 kilograms. The 108-kilogram clean & jerk and 191-kilogram world record total are both held by Yulduz Dzhumabayeva of Turkmenistan.

Women’s 45KG — Group B, 3:00 a.m.

  • Mudiyanselage Srimali Samarak Divisekara (SRI)
  • Najla Khoirunnsia (INA)
  • Tihana Majer (CRO)

Women’s 45KG — Group A, 6:00 a.m.

  • Cheng Jing Lin (TPE)
  • Thanyathon Sukcharoen (THA)
  • Mary Flor Diaz (PHI)
  • Teodora-Luminita Hincu (MDA)
  • Saziye Erdogan (TUR)
  • Manuela Andrea Berrio Zuluaga (COL)
  • Rosielis Coromoto Quintana Mendoza (VEN)
  • Regina Shaidullina (RWF)
  • Nadezhda-Mey Tuy Nguen (BUL)
  • Nadezhda Panova (RWF)

Women’s 49KG — Group B, 3:00 a.m.

  • Janet Atieno Oduor (KEN)
  • Winnifred Ntumi (GHA)

Women’s 49KG — Group A, 9:00 a.m.

  • Zukhra Otojonova (UZA)
  • Yulduz Dzhumabayeva (TKM)
  • Ibuki Takahashi (JPN)
  • Siti Nafisatuh Hariroh (INA)
  • Jhili Dalabehera (IND)
  • Rira Suzuki (JPN)
  • Bagul Berdyyeva (TKM)
  • Surodchana Khambao (THA)
  • Stella Peter Kingsley (NGR)
  • Elien Rose Jorolan Perez (PHI)
  • Maria Jose Gimenez Guervos (ESP)

Hou Zhihui of China holds the world record snatch of 96 kilograms and the world record total of 213 kilograms at 49 kilograms. Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India holds the clean & jerk record of 119 kilograms.

Day Three — Dec. 9, 2021

The world record snatch and total in the Men’s 61-kilogram class are held by Li Fabin of China. They are 145 kilograms and 318 kilograms, respectively. The clean & jerk world record is held by Eko Yuli Irawan of Indonesia.

Men’s 61KG — Group B, 12:30 a.m.

  • Inemo Appah Emmanuel (NGR)
  • Arachchilage Chathurange Lak Jayasooriya (SRI)
  • John Fabuar Ceniza (PHI)
  • Abubakar Ghani (PAK)

Men’s 61KG — Group A, 9:00 a.m.

  • Kazuma Motoki (JPN)
  • Seraj Abdulrahim M Alsaleem (KSA)
  • Pasit Saengma (THA)
  • Muhammad Faathir (INA)
  • Seyitjan Mirzayev (TKM)
  • Rok Shin (KOR)
  • Ramini Shamilishvili (GEO)
  • Karolislage Thilanka Kumara Palangas Don (SRI)
  • Salas De La Rosa Habib De Las (COL)
  • Shota Mishvelidze (GEO)
  • Aznil Bin Bidin Muhamad (MAS)
  • Gururaja (IND)

Men’s 67KG — Group C, 12:30 a.m.

  • Arachchige Asitha Kamal Desap Egodawatta (SRI)
  • Joseph Umoafia Edidiong (NGR)
  • Ibrahim Nsubuga (UGA)
  • Upasakalage Manoj Maduwantha Appuwa (SRI)
  • Elzar Taiirov (KGZ)

Women’s 55KG — Group B, 3:00 a.m.

  • Sandra Hoegfeldt Jensen (DEN)
  • Bindyarani Devi Sorokhaibam (IND)
  • Norris Sky (JAM)
  • Caroline Wairimu Wangechi (KEN)
  • Tenishia Thornton (MLT)
  • Sandra Mensimah Owusu (GHA)
  • Wadumesthreege Chamari M Warnakulasuriya (SRI)
  • Katrine Nim Bruhn (DEN)
  • Scheila Meister (SUI)
  • Srity Akther (BAN)
  • Atenery Hernandez Martin (ESP)
  • Jenifer Carolina Hernandez Chamorro (ECU)

Women’s 55KG — Group A, 6:00 a.m.

  • Eunji Ham (KOR)
  • Fraer Letitia Morrow (GBR)
  • Juliana Klarisa (INA)
  • Adijat Adenike Olarinoye (NGR)
  • Evagjelia Veli (ALB)
  • Svetlana Ershova (RWF)
  • Ghofrane Belkhir (TUN)
  • Garance Ariette Ouiza Rigaud (FRA)
  • Jamila Panfilova (UZB)
  • Olha Ivzhenko (UKR)
  • Svitlana Samuliak (UKR)

The Women’s 55-kilogram world record snatch of 102 kilograms is held by Li Yajun of China. The clean & jerk and total world records are held by Liao Qiuyun of China.

Day Four — Dec. 10, 2021

All three world records in the Men’s 73-kilogram class are held by Shi Zhiyong of China. They are a 169-kilogram snatch, a 198-kilogram clean & jerk, and a 364-kilogram total.

Men’s 73KG — Group B, 12:30 a.m.

  • Ismail Jamali Boulaayoun (ESP)
  • Tsung-Han Chiang (TPE)
  • Jacob Christian Horst (USA)
  • Hakim Musoke Ssempereza (UGA)
  • Anthony Libasia Masinde (KEN)
  • Anton Sudesh Peiris Kurukulasooriyaage (SRI)
  • Mudiyanselage Indika Chathur Dissanayake (SRI)

Men’s 73KG — Group A, 9:00 a.m.

  • Rahmat Erwin Abdullah (INA)
  • Kakhi Asanidze (GEO)
  • Erkand Qerimaj (ALB)
  • Achinta Sheuli (IND)
  • Hansol Jeong (KOR)
  • Briken Calja (ALB)
  • Petr Stransky (CZE)
  • Sergei Petrov (RWF)
  • Suttipong Jeeram (THA)
  • Maksad Meredov (TKM)
  • Erry Hidayat Muhammad (MAS)

Men’s 67KG — Group B, 3:00 a.m.

  • Mohammad Yasin (INA)
  • Triyatno (INA)
  • Ishimbek Muratbek Uulu (KGZ)
  • Jyun Siang Hu (TPE)
  • Jair Abimelet Reyes Vidal (ECU)
  • Lalrinnunga Jeremy (IND)
  • Petr Petrov (CZE)
  • Dave Lloyd Pacaldo (PHI)
  • Nawaf Mohammed S Almazyadi (KSA)
  • Fehmi Yusuf Genc (TUR)
  • Victor Castro Marino (ESP)

Men’s 67KG — Group A, 6:00 a.m.

  • Anucha Doungsri (THA)
  • Doston Yokubov (UZB)
  • Luis Javier Mosquera Lozano (COL)
  • Francisco Antonio Mosquera Valencia (COL)
  • Valentin Genchev (BUL)
  • Zulfat Garaev (RWF)
  • Acoran Juan Hernandez Mendoza (ESP)
  • Adkhamjon Ergashev (UZB)
  • Talha Talib (PAK)

In the Men’s 67-kilogram class, Huang Minhao of China holds the 155-kilogram snatch world record, Jong Ju Pak of the Republic of Korea holds the 188-kilogram clean & jerk world record, and Chen Lijun of China holds the 339-kilogram world record total.

Day Five — Dec. 11, 2021

All three world records in the Women’s 59-kilogram class are held by Hsing-Chun Kuo of Taiwan. They are a 110-kilogram snatch, a 140-kilogram clean & jerk, and a 247-kilogram total.

Women’s 59KG — Group C, 12:30 a.m.

  • Enkhtamir Enkhbaatar (MGL)
  • Umeira Umeira Mohideen (SRI)
  • Mudiyanselage N S Rajapaksha (SRI)
  • Gilyeliz Saned Guman Perez (PUR)
  • Winny Chepngeno Langat (KEN)
  • Ivana Gorisek (CRO)

Women’s 59KG — Group B, 6:00 a.m.

  • Irene Marinez Santiago (ESP)
  • Sofia Georgopoulou (GRE)
  • Rafiatu Folashade Lawal (NGR)
  • Nelly (INA)
  • Saara Retulainen (FIN)
  • Sarah (INA)
  • Jessica Gordon Brown (GBR)
  • Cansel Ozkan (TUR)
  • Popy Hazarika (IND)
  • Sanne Bijleveld (NED)
  • Marianne Ellen Vihelmiina Saarhelo (FIN)

Women’s 59KG — Group A, 9:00 a.m.

  • Aleksandra Kozlova (RWF)
  • Hsing-Chun Kuo (TPE)
  • Yenny Fernanda Alvarez Caicedo (COL)
  • Maria Alexandra Escobar Guerrero (ECU)
  • Olga Te (RWF)
  • Rosive Andrea Silgado Atencio (COL)
  • Elreen Ann Ando (PHI)
  • Mariia Hanhur (UKR)
  • Polina Guryeva (TKM)
  • Ine Drablos Andersson (NOR)

Men’s 81KG — Group C, 3:00 a.m.

  • Vincentas Skirka (LTU)
  • Chinthana Geetal Vidanage Vidanage (SRI)
  • Anton Micallef (MLT)
  • Maurice Aromo Oduor (KEN)
  • Ahmed Valdy Njoya (CMR)
  • Geoffrey Otieno Oduor (KEN)
  • Ajay Singh (IND)
  • Cetkovic Goran (CRO)
  • Mears Omarie (JAM)
  • Amar Music (CRO)
  • Tchuissi Guy Michel Ngongang (CMR)

The world record snatch in the Men’s 81-kilogram class is 175 kilograms scored by Li Dayin of China. Lu Xiaojun of China holds the 207-kilogram clean & jerk world record and the 378-kilogram total world record.

Day Six — Dec. 12, 2021

All three world record standards for the Men’s 89-kilogram class have yet to be reached. They are a 179-kilogram snatch, a 216-kilogram clean & jerk, and a 387-kilogram total.

Men’s 89KG — Group C, 10:30 p.m. (Dec. 11)

  • Braydon Kennedy (CAN)
  • Travis Daniel Cooper (USA)
  • Irmantas Kacinskas (LTU)
  • Alex Bellemarre (CAN)
  • Arnor Gauti Haraldsson (ISL)
  • Beau James Garrett (AUS)

Women’s 64KG — Group B, 12:30 a.m.

  • Marit Ardalsbakke (NOR)
  • Stevens Yasmin Zammit (MLT)
  • Eleni Revenikioti (GRE)
  • Amalia Osk Sigurdardottir (ISL)
  • Katla Bjork Ketilsdottir (ISL)
  • Rachel Anne Siemens (CAN)
  • Komal Khan (IND)
  • Mabia Aktar (BAN)
  • Helena Isabell Zoffmann Roennebaek (DEN)
  • Arshika Vijayabaskar (SRI)
  • Margaret Colonia (PHI)
  • Elizabeth Christina Margaret Granger (NZL)

Women’s 64KG — Group A, 6:00 a.m.

  • Ramadani Tsabitha Alfiah (INA)
  • Sarah Maureen Cochrane (AUS)
  • Jian Han (KOR)
  • Minkyung Park (KOR)
  • Neama Said Fahmi Said (EGY)
  • Wen-Huei Chen (TPE)
  • Restu Anggi (INA)
  • Rodsukon Sonkaew (THA)
  • Anastasiia Anzorova (RWF)
  • Aysel Ozkan (TUR)

Deng Wei of China holds all three world records in the Women’s 64-kilogram class — a 117-kilogram snatch, a 145-kilogram clean & jerk, and a 261-kilogram total.

Men’s 81KG — Group B, 3:00 a.m.

  • Morteza Biglarivansofla (IRI)
  • Ivan Andres Escudero Ordoez (ECU)
  • Meng-En Hsieh (TPE)
  • Nonthaphat Thaneewan (THA)
  • Nicolas Vachon (CAN)
  • Nattahwut Suepsuan (THA)
  • Kyle John Ryan Chistopher P Bruce (AUS)
  • Sean Kevin Brown (IRL)
  • Vitalii Smochek (UKR)
  • Andres Eduardo Mata Perez (ESP)
  • Rejepbay Rejepov (TKM)

Men’s 81KG — Group A, 9:00 a.m.

  • Rafik Harutyunyan (ARM)
  • Viacheslav Iarkin (RWF)
  • Mohamed Ihab Youssef Ahmed Mahmoud (EGY)
  • Mir Mostafa Javadi Aliabadi (IRI)
  • Brayan Santiago Rodallegas Carvajal (COL)
  • Shatlyk Shohradov (TKM)
  • Karlos May Hasan Nasar (BUL)
  • Mukhammadkodir Toshtemirov (UZB)
  • Marin Robu (MDA)
  • Woo Jae Kim (KOR)

Day Seven — Dec. 13, 2021

The world record standard for the snatch in the Women’s 71-kilogram class has not yet been reached. Zhang Wangli of China holds the world record clean & jerk of 152 kilograms and total of 267 kilograms.

Women’s 71KG — Group C, 10:30 p.m. (Dec. 12)

  • Galwadu Gedara D Y Guurugama Guurugama (SRI)
  • Darcy Amelia Kay (AUS)
  • O Shea Holly (GIB)
  • Nadia Adele Burke (CAN)
  • Eyglo Fanndal Sturludottir (ISL)
  • Roberta Tabone (MLT)

Women’s 71KG — Group B, 3:00 a.m.

  • Joy Ogbonne Eze (NGR)
  • Line Ravn Gude (DEN)
  • Lalchhanhimi (IND)
  • Ilia Hernandez Martin (ESP)
  • Natalia Priscepa (MDA)
  • Lijana Jakaite (LTU)
  • Daniela Ivanova (LAT)
  • Ebony Gorincu (AUS)
  • Manon Angonese (BEL)
  • Shania Bedward (CAN)

Women’s 71KG — Group A, 9:00 a.m.

  • Kristel Macrohon (PHI)
  • Meredith Leigh Alwine (USA)
  • Evgeniia Guseva (RWF)
  • Patricia Garoline Strenius (SWE)
  • Olivia Lynn Reeves (USA)
  • Gulnabat Kadyrova (TKM)
  • Sarah Davies (GBR)
  • Siriyakorn Khaipandung (THA)
  • Vanessa Sarno (PHI)
  • Harjinder Kaur (IND)
  • Gintare Brazaite (LTU)
  • Kumushkhon Fayzyllaeva (UZB)

Men’s 89KG — Group B, 12:30 a.m.

  • Rustem Annaberdiyev (TKM)
  • Armands Mezinskis (LAT)
  • Daniel Godelli (ALB)
  • Faris Touairi (ALG)
  • Theodoros Iakovidis (GRE)
  • Otakhan Imamov (UZB)
  • Krenar Shoraj (ALB)
  • Muhammad Zul Ilmi (INA)
  • Phacharamethi Tharaphan (THA)
  • Vasilonoks Arturs (LAT)

Men’s 89KG — Group A, 6:00 a.m.

  • Seyedayoob Mousavijarahi (IRI)
  • Roman Chepik (RWF)
  • Andranik Karapetyan (ARM)
  • Jhor Esneider Moreno Torres (COL)
  • Dongju Yu (KOR)
  • Revaz Davitadze (GEO)
  • Ruslan Kozhakin (UKR)
  • Sarvarbek Zafarjonov (UZB)
  • Pavel Khadasevich (BLR)
  • Diego Fernando Betancur Mancilla (COL)
  • Karim Ibrahim Ibrahim Ali Abokahla (EGY)
  • Artem Okulov (RWF)

Men’s 96KG — Group D, 11:30 a.m.

  • Cedric Fabrice Coret (MRI)
  • Yannick Tschan (SUI)
  • Jiarul Islam (BAN)
  • Jagdish (IND)
  • Weeraphat Boonlang (THA)
  • Denis Joel Essama Owona (CMR)
  • En Wei John Cheah (SGP)
  • Shanaka Madusanka Peters (SRI)
  • John Dexter Tabique (PHI)
  • Hamada (PLE)

Day Eight — Dec. 14, 2021

Sohrab Moradi of Iran holds the 186-kilogram snatch world record and 416-kilogram total world record in the Men’s 96-kilogram class. Tian Tao of China holds the 231-kilogram clean & jerk world record.

Men’s 96KG — Group C, 10:30 p.m. (Dec. 13)

  • Saddam Messaoui (ALG)
  • Irakli Gobejishvili (GEO)
  • Wilmer Eduardo Contreras Chamorro (ECU)
  • Evangelos Galiatsatos (GRE)
  • Forrester Christopher Osei (GHA)
  • Vikas Thakur (IND)
  • Khojiakbar Olimov (UZB)
  • Antonis Martasidis (CYP)
  • ALi Ahmed A Alkhazal (KSA)
  • Leho Pent (EST)

Men’s 96KG — Group B, 3:00 a.m.

  • Abdalla Galal Mohamed Mostafa (EGY)
  • Marco Tulio Gregorio Machado (BRA)
  • Davit Hovhannisyan (ARM)
  • Romain Jordan Sebastien Imadouchene (FRA)
  • Petr Asayonak (BLR)
  • Ahmed Sayed Ashour Ali (EGY)
  • Anton Pliesnoi (GEO)
  • Andres Felipe Serna Martinez (COL)
  • Gerasimos Galiatsatos (GRE)

Men’s 96KG — Group A, 6:00 a.m.

  • Yeonhak Jang (KOR)
  • Lesman Paredes Montano (COL)
  • Fares Ibrahim E. H. Elbakh (QAT)
  • Boady Robert Santavy (CAN)
  • Hakob Mkrtchyan (ARM)
  • Georgii Kuptsov (RWF)
  • Po-Jen Chen (TPE)
  • Reza Dehdar (IRI)
  • Keydomar Giovanni Vallenilla Sanchez (VEN)
  • Artyom Antropov (KAZ)
  • Artur Babayan (RWF)

Women’s 76KG — Group B, 1:00 a.m.

  • Wilkinstar Nadzuwah Nyiro (KEN)
  • Elnaz Bajalani (IRI)
  • Patabendige D N Sanjana Wedaarachchi (SRI)
  • Taiwo Liadi (NGR)
  • Chloe Rebecca Whylie (JAM)
  • Jeanne Gaelle Eyenga Mboosi (CMR)
  • Nina Rondzikova (SVK)

Jong Sim Rim of the Republic of Korea holds the 124-kilogram snatch world record and 278-kilogram total world record in the Women’s 76-kilogram class. Zhang Wangli of China holds the 156-kilogram clean & jerk world record.

Women’s 76KG — Group A, 9:00 a.m.

  • Punam Yadav (IND)
  • Laura Nascimento Amaro (BRA)
  • Martha Ann Rogers (USA)
  • Suhyeon Kim (KOR)
  • Isabel Harrison Lorenzi (AUS)
  • Dilara Ucan (TUR)
  • Iana Sotieva (RWF)
  • Ida Ingalill Ronn (SWE)
  • Min Ji Lee (KOR)
  • Maya Celeste Laylor (CAN)
  • Arockya Alish Ramasundara Pandi (IND)

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Day Nine — Dec. 15, 2021

The world standards of a 191-kilogram snatch, 231-kilogram clean & jerk, and 412-kilogram total in the Men’s 102-kilogram class have not yet been reached.

Men’s 102KG — Group B, 3:00 a.m.

  • Jack Anthony Madanamoothoo (MRI)
  • Rashed Quran (CAN)
  • Bing Cheng Dong (TPE)
  • Aliaksandr Venskel (BLR)
  • Kurbonmurod Nomozov (UZB)
  • Zaza Lomtadze (GEO)
  • Tudor Ciobanu (MDA)
  • Irakli Chkheidze (GEO)

Men’s 102KG — Group A, 9:00 a.m.

  • Vasil Kaloyanov Marinov (BUL)
  • Yunseong Jin (KOR)
  • Aleksandr Kibanov (RWF)
  • Amir Hoghoughiosgouei (IRI)
  • Bekdoolot (KGZ)
  • Rasoul Motamedi Sedeh (IRI)
  • Samvel Gasparyan (ARM)
  • Petrov Fedor (RWF)
  • Arsen Martirosyan (ARM)

Women’s 81KG — Group A, 6:00 a.m.

  • Bilegsaikhan Erdenebat (MGL)
  • Aysoltan Toychyyeva (TKM)
  • Seyedehelham Hosseini (IRI)
  • Alina Marushchak (UKR)
  • Eileen Cikamatana (AUS)
  • Valeria Rivas Mosquera (COL)
  • Anne Marie-J A M Vanbellinghen (BEL)
  • Tatev Hakobyan (ARM)
  • Nikola Senicova (SVK)
  • Iseul Kim (KOR)
  • Dayana Aracelis Chirinos Leon (VEN)

The world record standards of a 127-kilogram snatch, 158-kilogram clean & jerk, and 283-kilogram total in the Women’s 81-kilogram class have not yet been reached.

Day 10 — Dec. 16, 2021

The world standards of a 132-kilogram snatch, 164-kilogram clean & jerk, and 294-kilogram total in the Women’s 87-kilogram class have not yet been reached.

Women’s 87KG — Group B, 12:30 a.m.

  • Chathurika Priyanthi Balage (SRI)
  • Kristel Ngarlem (CAN)
  • Henderson Yvgeni (JAM)
  • Marie Louise Vennekilde (DEN)
  • Anuradha Pavunraj (IND)
  • Clementine Meukeugni Noumbissi (CMR)
  • Lenka Zembova (SVK)

Women’s 87KG — Group A, 9:00 a.m.

  • Yekta Jamali Galeh (IRI)
  • Karina Kuzganbayeva (KAZ)
  • Chia-Hsin Tian (TPE)
  • Schott Amanda Da Costa (BRA) 
  • Solfrid Koanda (NOR)
  • Juliana Rose Riotto (USA)
  • Dariia Akhmerova (RWF)
  • Jihye Kim (KOR)
  • Laura Alexander (USA)
  • Tursunoy Jabborova (UZB)
  • Ankhtsetseg Munkhjantsan (MGL)

Women’s +87KG — Group B, 12:30 a.m.

  • Purnima Pandey (IND)
  • Fatemeh Yousefiabpardeh (IRI)
  • Scarleth Vanessa Ucelo Marroquin (GUA)
  • Wiyannalage T N B J Haputhen Haputhenne (SRI)
  • Yaniuska Isabel Espinosa (VEN)

Men’s 109KG — Group B, 3:00 a.m.

  • Dastgir Hanzala Butt (PAK)
  • Singh Lovepreet (IND)
  • Jiri Gasior (CZE)
  • Junior Periclesx Ngadja Nyabeyeu (CMR)
  • Noah Dalas Santavy (CAN)
  • Richard Charles Davidson (CAN)
  • Jackson George Roberts-Young (AUS)
  • Arnas Sidiskis (LTU)
  • Linas Kvietkauskis (LTU)
  • Hannes Heikki Juhani Keskitalo (FIN)
  • Khelwin Juboo (MRI)

Men’s 109KG — Group A, 6:00 a.m.

  • Sargis Martirosjan (AUT)
  • Ian Burdick Wilson (USA)
  • Hristo Dimitrov Hristov (BUL)
  • Alireza Soleymani (IRI)
  • Amir Azizi (IRI)
  • Ruslan Nurudinov (UZB) 
  • Stefan Vilhelm Mauritz Agren (SWE)
  • Akbar Djuraev (UZB)
  • Simon Martirosyan (ARM)
  • Ryunosuke Mochida (JPN)
  • Rafael De Jesus Cerro Castillo (COL)

Yang Zhe of China holds the 200-kilogram snatch world record in the Men’s 109-kilogram class. Likewise, Ruslan Nurudinov of Uzbekistan holds the clean & jerk world record of 241 kilograms, and Simon Martirosyan of Armenia holds the 435-kilogram total world record.

Day 11 — Dec. 17, 2021

Lasha Talakhadze of Georgia is the world record holder in both lifts and total in the Men’s superheavyweight division. They are a 223-kilogram snatch, a 265-kilogram clean & jerk, and a 488-kilogram total.

Men’s +109KG — Group C, 10:00 p.m. (Dec. 16)

  • Mirkhosil Mirzabaev (UZB)
  • Quinn Everett (CAN)
  • Miklos Bencsik (CAN)
  • Pathiranage Ushan Charuka Widana (SRI)
  • Dixon Bladimir Arroyo Valdez (ECU)
  • Godfrey Baligeya (UGA)
  • Gilberto Antonio Lemus Calanche (GUA)
  • Rungsuriya Panya (THA)

Men’s +109KG — Group B, 12:00 a.m.

  • Oleh Hanzenko (UKR)
  • Singh Gurdeep (IND)
  • Muhammad Nooh Dastgir Butt (PAK)
  • Enzo Kofi Kuworge (NED)
  • Kosuke Chinen (JPN)
  • Keiser Andrew Witte (USA)
  • Peter Nagy (HUN)
  • David Andrew Liti (NZL)
  • Kamil Kucera (CZE)
  • Yangjae Lee (KOR)
  • Bakari Turmanidze (GEO)

Men’s +109KG — Group A, 6:00 a.m.

Women’s +87KG — Group A, 3:00 a.m.

  • Younghee Son (KOR)
  • Emily Jade Campbell (GBR)
  • Sarah Elizabeth Robles (USA)
  • Aizada Muptilda (KAZ)
  • Nurul Akmal (INA)
  • Duangaksorn Chaidee (THA)
  • Ling Chen Wang (TPE)
  • Halima Abdelazim Desky Abbas (EGY)
  • Lisseth Betzaida Ayovi Cabezas (ECU)

Li Wenwen of China holds all three world records in the Women’s +87-kilogram class — a 148-kilogram snatch, a 187-kilogram clean & jerk, and a 335-kilogram total.

What To Look Out For In Tashkent

Russia has a presence at this World event for the first time in several years, and some of their athletes have leading entry totals. All of the following RWF athletes have entry totals that put them in medal contention:

RWF Weightlifters in Medal Contention

  • Women’s 55KG — Svetlana Ershova 
  • Men’s 67KG — Zulfat Garaev
  • Men’s 73KG — Sergei Petrov
  • Women’s 59KG — Olga Te
  • Women’s 64KG — Anastasiia Anzorova 
  • Men’s 81KG — Yarkin Vyacheslav 
  • Men’s 89KG — Roman Chepik, Artem Okulov
  • Women’s 71KG — Evgeniia Guseva
  • Women’s 76KG — Iana Sotieva 
  • Women’s 87KG — Dariia Akhmerova 
  • Men’s +109KG — Aleksey Lovchev

The sessions below appear to be the most competitive in terms of entry total spread:

  • Men’s 81KG, Group A — five-kilogram spread
  • Men’s 89KG, Group A — 10-kilogram spread
  • Men’s 96KG, Group A — five-kilogram spread
  • Women’s 71KG, Group A — larger spread, but only due to a few low outliers

Talakhadze does not have the highest entry total in the Men’s +109-kilogram class — he is listed with a 450-kilogram total, while Gor Minasyan and Varazdat Lalayan are both listed at 460 kilograms. However, that isn’t necessarily indicative of anything as Talakhadze does not have to make the first move on competition day.

Regarding Team USA, the following athletes have a decent chance at securing a medal, and potentially even taking gold based on their entry total:

  • Meredith Alwine (71KG) — 240-kilogram entry total (tied for highest with Evgeniia Guseva)
  • Mattie Rogers (76KG) — 245-kilogram entry total (within seven kilograms of Suhyeon Kim’s entry total)
  • Sarah Robles (+87KG) — 280-kilogram entry total (within six kilograms of Younghee Son’s entry total)

This is shaping up to be a very interesting World Championships. The Men’s 81-kilogram session is likely to be an absolute war for the top spot. The A-group roster, given China’s absence, is astoundingly tight.

Mohamed Ihab is back for Egypt, Rodallegas was a 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games medalist, and Karlos Nasar recently hit a 175-kilogram snatch in training. But they’re just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the competitive climate in Tashkent — many other weightlifters stand to make strong moves on the platform over the next week. 

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