Mexico City 2017: Six junior world records set at Worlds

Turkey finishes as most decorated country with three golds while hosts end with two titles 03 Dec 2017
three male powerlifters on the podium

Turkey's Faruk Ozturk (C) set a new junior world record on his way to winning the men's up to 107kg title

ⒸMiguel Alvarez

Six junior world records were broken at the World Para Powerlifting Junior Championships which took place in Mexico City on 2 December, as Turkey ended top of the medals table thanks to three golds courtesy of Besra Duman, Gamze Sayar and Faruk Ozturk.

Duman won gold in the women's up to 50kg with a junior world record lift of 105kg. She was followed by British powerlifter Olivia Broome, who cleared the bar at 76kg. Sayar (90kg) set another junior world record in the women's up to 67kg to claim gold ahead of Ireland's Britney Arendse (78kg).

Ozturk (180kg) broke the junior world record in the men's up to 107kg. Brazilians Mateus de Assis (172kg) and Vitor Da Silva (164kg) completed the podium.

Malaysia's Bonnie Gustin (145kg) smashed the world record in the men's up to 65kg. He was closely followed by USA's Christian Largo (128kg) and Poland's Sebastian Switonski (122kg).

Another junior world record was set by Chile's Marion Serrano (98kg) in the women's up to 79kg, while Maria Rita de Oliveira added another silver to Brazil's medal tally.

Italy's Donato Telesca (156kg) established the sixth junior world record in the men's up to 72kg. Colombia's Oscar Grueso (128kg) finished second and Turkey's Uzeyir Karakoc (125kg) third.

Mexican home crowd enjoyed double gold medal-success through Fatima Castellanos (51kg) in the women's up to 55kg and Aunolia Valadez (75kg) in the women's up to 86kg.

Venezuela also celebrated two junior world titles thanks to Clara Fuentes (65kg) in the women's up to 41kg and Oriana Teran (60kg) in the women's up to 45kg.

Fatma Korany (103kg) in the women's up to 61kg and Tarek Wahdan (162kg) in the men's up to 97kg gave Egypt their two golds in the competition.

The other four junior world champions were Brazil's Lucas dos Santos (100kg) in the men´s up to 49kg, Lithuania's Egidijus Valciukas (112kg) in the men's up to 54kg, Hungary's Gyorgy Sztano (124kg) in the men's up to 59kg, and Japan's Yasuharu Matsuzaki (138kg) in the men's over 107kg.

More information on the World Para Powerlifting Championships, including live coverage, results and athlete profiles can be found on Mexico City 2017’s website.