Tokyo: The world champion took of venture, and misplaced.
Simon Martirosyan had two lifts for the Olympic title however failed each, handing the gold medal in weightlifting to Akbar Djuraev of Uzbekistan within the males’s 109-kilogram class on Tuesday.
Djuraev failed a clear and jerk at 234 kilograms however returned to elevate 237kg and overtake Martirosyan for gold with a complete of 430kg.
After Djuraev’s failure at 234kg, Martirosyan elevated the burden in an obvious try and put strain on Djuraev by making him elevate once more instantly.
That backfired as Djuraev responded with a profitable last elevate and Martirosyan was left to try a 238kg clear and jerk, three kilograms greater than he would have wanted to safe gold.
Martirosyan had two makes an attempt for the gold however did not lock his arms out on the primary elevate and found his second. He completed with a complete 423kg, 12 lower than his world document.
Djuraev devoted his medal to Uzbekistan, which can shortly mark 30 years of independence because the breakup of the Soviet Union.
It was the second Olympics in a row that Martirosyan completed second to a lifter from Uzbekistan. He took silver in 2016 behind Ruslan Nurudinov within the outdated 105-kilogram class. Nurudinov wasn’t in Tokyo after serving a doping ban from 2018-20, ruling him out of a lot of the qualifying interval.
Arturs Plesnieks of Latvia took the bronze with a complete of 410kg, recovering from a relatively poor snatch elevate to hoist 230kg within the clear and jerk and edge previous Russian lifter Timur Naniev.