Team USA Keeps At It At 2017 IWF Junior World Championships

The 2017 Junior World Championships are continuing and Team USA is still holding strong!

Women's 75kg division


Juliana Riotto (75, USA) competed in the A session and came in 8th in the world with her 206kg total! Riotto went 4/6, with a 92kg/202lb snatch and a 114kg/251lb clean & jerk. Riotto is one of the 5 Team USA athletes representing Garage Strength at this years Junior Worlds!

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Neisi Dajomes (75, ECU) won her second world title with her 108kg/238lb snatch and 134/295lb clean and jerk, giving her a 242kg total.  

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Dajomes won the title of 69kg Junior World Champion at last year’s Junior Worlds in Georgia.  She moved up weight classes this year and added 12kg on to her total!

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Jessie Bradley (75, USA) competed in the A session at Junior Worlds, hitting a strong 120kg/265lb clean and jerk. While Bradley was unable to make any of her snatch attempts at 91kg/200lb, she managed to come back strong on clean and jerk hitting 112/116/120 and coming in 5th in the clean and jerk session!

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Men's 94kg division


Fahrod Sobirov (94, UZB) swept gold at the 2017 Junior World Championships in Tokyo, Japan, snatching 180kg/397lb and clean and jerking 210kg/462lb for a 390kg total.

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This was a competition PR snatch and total for Sobirov and at the age of only 19 years old, he earns the title as Junior World Champion for his second year in a row.

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Michael Cohen (94, USA) also competed, lifting in the B session and hitting a 313kg PR total. With a 135kg/297lb snatch and 178kg/392lb clean and jerk, Cohen placed 17th in the world.

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