Huihua Jiang hit a fantastic trio of golds for China in the up to 49 kg category on the second day of the World Weightlifting Championships 2022the first Olympic qualifying event taking place in Bogota.
Third world title of her career for the 23-year-old, who prevailed in the two specialty classifications (93 kg snatch and 113 kg clean and free) and in the total classification with a total of 206 kg ahead of the Indian Chanu Saikhom Mirabai (200 kg, 87+113) and the reigning Chinese Olympic champion Zhihui Hou (198 kg with 89 snatch and 109 clean and yank).
Positive but not exceptional performance for the first blue engaged in Bogota, Julia Empirewho finished in third position in group B and above all in 12th overall position in the general classification (at the end of the group A competition) with a total weight of 181 kg.
The 21-year-old from Puglia failed the first two snatch lifts at 80kg, only to lift properly on the third and final attempt. Her approach was more convincing in the momentum exercise, with two consecutive valid tests at 97 and 101 kg before going all-in at 105 kg (he would have earned the Italian record in specialty and also in total), without success.