Pusan, Korea – Going strong from start to finish, Bakhyt Akhmetov (KAZ) won the 94-kg category in weightlifting at the Asian Games tonight with a 400-kg total.
Akhmetov snatched 180 and 185 before missing a world record attempt with 188.5 kg, to gain a solid lead over Kourosh Bagheri (IRI) who missed 175, made it, and then missed 180.
Akhmetov continued his winning ways in the clean and jerk, hitting 205, 210 and 215, while silver medalist Bagheri made his opener, 210 kg, deadlifted the 225 he needed to win on his second attempt and then withdrew. Lee Eung Jo (KOR) got the bronze via 170/200.
Earlier in the day, Tang Gonhong (CHN) won the gold medal in the women's +75 kg category on her first jerk, 160, but then broke the world record (165 kg) with a good lift with 165.5 kg on her second attempt, only to follow it with an effortless success with 167.5 kg on her third attempt, to reset her own world record.