Three more gold medals of the world championship
In the city of Suva, Fiji, the world weightlifting championship for athletes under 20 is coming to an end.
Recently, our Adhamjon Ergashev won three “gold” in the category of 67 kilograms and became the world champion.
Today, June 7, in the weight category of 109 kilograms, another promising athlete of the Uzbekistan national team, Akbar Juraev, did not leave any chances to his rivals and added three more gold medals to the team's piggy bank.
In the snatch, Akbar successfully used all three attempts and with the result of 182 kilograms he left the nearest pursuer far behind. This gave him even more confidence. In order to get the championship he needed only two attempts. Uzbekistan representative Akbar Juraev finished the competition in splendid isolation. His result - 216 was 6 kilograms more than the result of the silver medalist - Korean athlete Sangun Hwang. In the sum A. Dzhuraev gained 398 kilograms. Third place went to Danilo Vagantsev from Russia.
Recall that Akbar Juraev in November 2018 at the adult world championship, which was held in the capital of Turkmenistan, in the category of 102 kilograms in the snatch set a world record and won the gold medal. He set a world junior world record in biathlon, to his credit the title of Asian champion and the silver medal of the World Junior Championships. At the end of last year, Akbar Juraev was named the best athlete of 2018 in Uzbekistan. He, like Adhamjon Ergashev, confidently goes to the conquest of the Olympic license in Tokyo 2020.
Tashkent hosted chess players’ championship
Tashkent hosted Zone 3.4 FIDE Championship of Central Asian countries.
The championship was organized by the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent city administration and Uzbekistan Chess Federation. 50 chess players from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, as well as from Uzbekistan demonstrated their skills. Competitions were held on the Swiss system in 9 rounds.
In competitions among girls, Nilufar Yakubboyeva and Gulrukhbegim Tokhirjonova took the first and second places, gaining 7 points each. The third place was taken by Kazakhstan chess player Bibisora Assaubayeva with the same result.
At the men’s competition, Kazakhstan’s grandmaster Rinat Jumaboyev and our compatriot Rustam Kasimjanov took the first and second places, scoring 6.5 points. And the third place went to Nodirbek Abdusattorov with 6 points.