Olympics: Ukraine's Torokhtiy wins weightlifting gold

Associated Press
Aug 07, 2012 at 01:25am IST

London: Oleksiy Torokhtiy won Ukraine's first weightlifting gold medal in the London Olympics after his top rivals dropped out or were eliminated from the 105-kilogram competition.

Torokthtiy lifted a total of 412 kilograms, just one 1 kilo more than silver medalist Navab Nasirshelal of Iran.

Poland's Bartlomiej Bonk got bronze at 410 kilograms, putting all three medalists within a 2-kilogram range.

Ukraine's Torokhtiy wins weightlifting gold

Torokthtiy lifted a total of 412 kilograms, just one 1 kilo more than silver medalist Navab Nasirshelal of Iran.

Three-time world champion Marcin Dolega, also of Poland, was eliminated after three failed attempts in the snatch.

Beijing silver medalist Dmitry Klokov and 2011 world champion Khadzhimurat Akkaev, both Russians, withdrew from the competition, citing back injuries.

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