Update: 14:44 | 11/03/2019
15-year-old Vietnamese weightlifter, Do Tu Tung, made a strong start at the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships, which opened in Las Vegas, USA, on March 8 (local times), bringing home three gold medals and setting three youth world records in the men's 49kg division.
Competing with seven strong rivals from Turkey, USA, Ecuador and Romania, the young Vietnamese dominated the snatch, setting a new youth world record at 95kg with his second attempt.
Do Tu Tung won a hat-trick of gold medals with three youth world records at the opening of the 2019 IWF Youth World Championships in Las Vegas, USA, March
He continued his great performance in the clean and jerk, also setting the youth world record at 117kg and immediately improved to 125kg,
Tung had a whopping 40kg advantage over the second finisher, Romanian Florin Cosmin Krupla (180kg).
Since the weight class was first put into play by the IWF, Tung has established three new world youth records.
The Bac Ninh native is a promising young talent of Vietnamese weightlifting. Previously, at the Asian Weightlifting Federation Junior and Youth Championships 2018, Tung won three gold medals in the men’s 50kg bodyweight category.
After Tung's hat-trick in the men's weight of 49kg, it was female lifter Nguyen Thi Thu Trang’s turn to shine on the second day of the event (March 10 - Hanoi times).
Do Tu Tung dominates all three podiums on the opening day of the 2019 IWF Youth World Championships in Las Vegas, USA, March 9.
As the silver medallist at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, Vietnam’s Trang dominated the women’s 45kg bodyweight category, with a total of 141kg, taking all three gold medals. Anali Paola Saldarriaga Yovera from Peru came in
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On March 13, the last Vietnamese lifter Vuong Truong Khoi will compete in the final of men's 89 kg.
The competition runs until March 15.