27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

IWF Junior World Championships: Georgy Kuptsov wins bronze medal in clean and jerk

The final day of the IWF Junior World Championships takes place today in Kazan.

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Russian weightlifter Georgy Kuptsov claimed bronze in the snatch in the men's 105 kg event at the junior world weighlifting championships in Kazan. He was going for a medal in the total of both lifts but unfortunately missed out on a podium finish. It was Richard Kurouski of Belarus who took the title. 

Snatch

1. Richard Kurouski, Belarus - 177 kg 

2. Leonid Kubyshkovskyi, Ukraine - 173 kg 

3. Walid Bidani, Algeria - 170 kg 

4. Georgy Kuptsov, Russia - 168 kg 

Clean and jerk

1. Jaroslaw Pawel Jaroslaw Pawel Samoraj, Poland - 208 kg 

2. Richard Kurouski, Belarus - 201 kg 

3. Georgy Kuptsov, Russia - 200 kg 

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Total

1. Richard Kurouski, Belarus - 378 kg 

2. Jaroslaw Pawel Jaroslaw Pawel Samoraj, Poland - 373 kg 

3. Leonid Kubyshkovskyi, Ukraine - 373 kg 

... 5. Georgy Kuptsov, Russia - 368 kg 

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"I've improved at recent tournaments, but I'm still not quite satisfied with my result. Neither are the coaches, I think. Bronze in the clean and jerk didn't sweeten the bitternes of defeat, but at least I have some medal. A small trophy, but it's still something. I've counted on a podium spot before the championships," Kuptsov summed up results of the competition.

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