Spectacular Triumphs and Unforgettable Moments Define IWF World Junior Championships in Guadalajara 2023

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Guadalajara, Mexico - The city of Guadalajara played host to the highly anticipated International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Junior Championships from November 15th to November 23rd. The prestigious event brought together young weightlifters from around the globe, providing them with a platform to demonstrate their skills and compete at the highest level.

Over the course of the championships, weightlifters from various nations showcased their exceptional talents across different weight categories. The competition witnessed intense battles as these rising stars vied for top honors and sought to make their mark on the international weightlifting stage.

 

Gold medalists in the Men’s category are:

POOX PERALTA Jose Manuel (Mexico) 55kg,

CHHUM Gabriel John (USA) 61kg,

SAHAKYAN Gor (Armenia) 67kg,

ARANGO MENDEZ Reinner Josue (Venezuela) 73kg

YEMBERDI Yedige (kazakhstan) 81kg

HEIN Elijah James (USA) 89kg

KARAPETYAN Garik (Armenia) 102kg

RUBANOVSKYI Mykyta (Ukraine) 109kg

 

Gold medalists in the Women’s category are:

BEKTAS Cansu (Turkey) 45kg

HUANG Yi-Chen (Chinese Taipei) 49kg

GRIGORYAN Aleksandra (Armenia) 55kg

SAMULIAK Svitlana (Ukraine) 59kg

ESTEP Katharine Emily (USA) 64kg

GARCIA GOMEZ Mariana (Mexico) 71kg

JIMENEZ QUINONEZ Kelin Juliana (Ecuador) 76kg

HERNANDEZ LIZARRAGA Mairyn Vanessa (Mexico) 81kg

MURGVLIANI Mariam (Georgia) 87kg

 

The IWF World Junior Championships in Guadalajara have been an eloquent testament to the unbridled passion and unwavering dedication of these young weightlifters from across the globe. Their extraordinary talent, relentless pursuit of perfection, and unwavering spirit have captivated audiences, leaving an indelible impression on the hearts and minds of all who witnessed their remarkable journey. As the competition charges forward, anticipation builds for more thrilling moments and inspiring performances from these exceptional young athletes who represent the future stars of weightlifting.

ARANGO MENDEZ Reinner Josue (Venezuela) 73kg

 

NASIRI Alireza (Islamic Republic of Iran) 96kg

 

GARCIA GOMEZ Mariana (Mexico) 71kg

YEMBERDI Yedige (kazakhstan) 81kg

ESTEP Katharine Emily (USA) 64kg

HEIN Elijah James (USA) 89kg

HERNANDEZ LIZARRAGA Mairyn Vanessa (Mexico) 81kg

MURGVLIANI Mariam (Georgia) 87kg

 

 RUBANOVSKYI Mykyta (Ukraine) 109kg

 

Men's 96kg winners

Women's 64kg winners