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Ukrainian lifter bags Olympic gold in men's 105kg

08-07-2012 04:25 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

LONDON, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian lifter Oleksiy Torokhtiy won the Olympic gold medal in men's 105kg category with a total lift of 412kg on Monday.

Torokhtiy, 22, snatched 185kg and jerked 227kg en route to winning gold. The silver medal was won by Iran lifter Navab Nasirshelal with a total of 411kg.

Polish lifter Bartlomiej Wojciech Bonk led in the snatch session with 190kg, but was unable to sustain energy and lifted only 220kg in clean-and-jerk and had to settle for bronze.

Russian favorites Khadzhimurat Akkaev and Dmitriy Klokov both withdrew prior to the competition due to reported injuries.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: Xinhua

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