Local weightlifters win five golds at Asian championships 2022

VOV.VN - Vietnamese weightlifters claimed five gold medals at the Asian Weightlifting Championships 2022 held in Manama, Bahrain.

Most notably, Nguyen Tran Anh Tuan overcame a strong rival of China Jia Xionghui to bag a gold medal in the clean and jerk of the men’s 61kg category on October 10.

In the men’s 55kg category, Lai Gia Thanh brought home two gold medals after lifting 120kg in the snatch event and 262kg in total.

Elsewhere, local athlete Khong My Phuong lifted 78kg in the snatch and 166kg in total, clinching two gold medals in the women's 45kg in the process.

The 2022 Asian Weightlifting Championships is currently taking place in Manama, Bahrain from October 6 to October 16. It is the 50th men's and 31st women's championship, with Vietnam sending seven athletes to compete in the tournament.

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