Jacob Horst PRs & More From Day 2 Of 2017 Junior Worlds

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Team USA's Jacob Horst closed the second day of competition at the 2017 IWF Junior World Championship by posting a PR clean and jerk to finish 14th overall in the B section in Tokyo on Saturday. Horst (62kg) tallied a 110kg/242lb snatch and a 138kg/303lb clean and jerk, giving him a 248kg total.

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Other noteworthy performers included Chinese 18-year-old Wang Hao (56kg), who captured the overall gold in his international debut on Friday. Hao won the snatch by 11kg with his 120kg/265lb lift and also took bronze in the clean and jerk.

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As the competition enters its third day, the 2017 Junior Worlds has a number of world and Olympic medalists who are hitting the stage. One of the most highly anticipated battles is in the 69kg class, where defending junior world champion CJ Cummings of the United States is facing off against his No. 1 rival and 2015 youth world champion Mosquera Lozano Jose David of Colombia.


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