Dumitru CAPTARI of Moldova scored an overwhelming victory in the men’s 77kg and on the 3rd day of the 4th World University Championships Adrian T. PAWLICKI fulfilled Polish expectations winning the 85kg category by a narrow margin on Korea’s KANG Mingi, who took the gold in snatch.
Thailand’s women remained true to tradition and Wiriya SUWANNARATANA in 69kg became the fifth Thai to take the University World Title. This streak of victories was broken only in the 75kg where Commonwealth Games champion Marie-Eve BEAUCHEMIN-NADEAU of Canada triumphed ahead of Brazil’s Jacqueline ANTONIA FERREIRA, who repeated her silver winning position from 2012 but managed to win the gold in snatch.
Poland continued to be the winning nation in the men’s 85kg at the North-Chiang Mai University, when Lukasz GRELA beat the better one of two Thai contestants by a margin of 10 kilos, all of which he could thank to his superior snatch performance. In the end, both GRELA and Sarat SUMPRADIT of Thailand clean and jerked 200kg and with the latter being 0.01kg lighter, the clean and jerk gold medal was kept on home turf.
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