Penumbra , shadow and light points of 2015 World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, USA

2015.12.20

It is worth pointing out that there were 584 men and women lifters participated in 2015 World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, USA that after 2014 world championships in Almaty ( with presence of 683 athletes ) and 1999 world championships in Athens ( with presence of 626 lifters ) is being considered as the third one in the history of world weightlifting championships from the viewpoint of the number of participants . In women team classification , China won the first winning title with 108 point difference compared to its closest rival namely Russia by obtaining 556 points . Then Russia women team stood on the 2nd winning place with 448 points and Kazakhstan won the 3rd rank with 423 points . DPR Korean team won the 4th place using 6 athletes . It is to be mentioned that 7 out of 10 top winner teams were from Asia . In men team classification , Russia team vigorously won the 1st winning place with 137 difference in comparison with its closest rival namely Belarus by collecting 555 points . Then Belarus team stood on the 2nd winning place with 418 points and Kazakhstan won the 3rd winning title with 404 points . China team stood on 4th place startling everyone and DPR Korea won the 5th winning place only with 6 athletes It is to be said that in Men competition 5 out of 10 top winner teams were from Asia .

From the viewpoint of medals obtained , in women’s class 10 teams were able to obtain medals that Asian athletes succeeded to take 14 gold , 19 silver and 16 bronze medals . In fact 49 out of 63 available medals distributed to Asian athletes namely 78% of the entire medals . In Men’s class ,17 teams could attain medals that Asian weightlifters resolutely managed to win 14 gold , 14 silver and 10 bronze medals signifying that 38 out of 72 medals won by Asian lifters which means 53% of all available medals . Among the Asians , China , DPR Korea and Kazakhstan performed much better compared to other teams . Chinese athletes in both men and women section could obtain 18 gold , 12 silver and 2 bronze medals that this concession made them distinguished from other teams . Men and women athlete of DPR Korea succeeded to take 4 gold , 9 silver and 5 bronze medals and ultimately Kazakh lifters managed to win 3 gold , 7 silver and 5 bronze medals standing on 3rd winning place in both men and women team classification . The best male and female lifter allocated to two European athletes one from Azerbaijan Republic ( in women’s section ) and one from Russia ( in Men’s section ) . It is worth mentioning that the contest for obtaining this title in men’s section was very close and intensive .

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