Team USA Keeps At It At 2017 IWF Junior World Championships

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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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