Two Egyptian female weightlifter clinch golden medals at IWF
Tashkent, July 12, 2018,(AltAfrica) – Egyptian athlete Sara Samir has won the gold medal in the Snatch Under 69 KG category of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior Championships, held in Uzbekistan on July 7 until July 14.
Samir is set to compete for the Clean and Jerk category, as well to determine the world champion for this year. She previously won the bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, lifting 105kg in the Snatch and 133kg in the Clean and Jerk for a total of 238kg.
Meanwhile, Egyptian athlete Esraa al-Sayed also clinched a gold medal in the Snatch and two silver medals in the Clean and Jerk Under 63 kg in the IWF. She fiercely competed for the gold medal, having lifted the same weight alongside two other players, so the rankings were judged by who performed the lift better.
Along with Samir and al-Sayed four other Egyptian players are participating in the contest; Osama al-Garhy, Ahmed Kamel, Ahmed Ashour and Mohamed Hesham.
The men’s categories in the IWF are 56 kg, 62 kg, 69 kg, 77 kg, 85kg, 94 kg, 105 kg and over-105 kg while women are 48 kg, 53 kg, 58 kg, 63 kg, 69 kg, 75 kg, 90 kg and over-90 kg.