Defending champions Japan dominated the start of the twelfth Asian Weightlifting championships in Seoul, South Korea.
GV EXTERIOR Chang chung Sports Gymnasium
GV INTERIOR Stadium
SV Salvador Del Rosario (Philippines) wins 52 Kg. jerk with 120 kilos
GV Crowd applauds
SV Winner and runners up on rostrum, Del Rosario (1st) Takeshi Horikoshi of Japan and Raymond Barcelona of Philippines
GV Takeshi Horikoshi walks onto platform for his lift in 52 snatch (2 shots)
SV Horikoshi makes new Asian record snatch of 102.5 Kilos
GV Judges look on as Horikoshi receives medal (3 shots)
GV Three winners in snatch category receive awards, Horikoshi, Barcelona and Del Rosario
GV In 56 kg. Snatch category, Kenkichi Ando of Japan wins with 110 Kg. lift (4 shots)
SV Ando receives medal
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Background: Defending champions Japan dominated the start of the twelfth Asian Weightlifting championships in Seoul, South Korea. On the first day of competition alone, Japan won seven of the nine gold medals contested.
SYNOPSIS: The Chang chung Gymnasium was the venue for competition between 42 weightlifters from seven countries. Salvador del Rosario of the Philippines was one of the few from outside Japan to take a gold with a 120 kilogramme jerk in the 52 kilogramme division.
The applause was also for runner-up Japan's Takeshi Horikoshi, who won the gold and broke the Asian record n the snatch, and he also won the total life event. Here he breaks the Asian snatch record of 100 kilogrammes, set by Tan Wei Chiang of China, with a lift of 102.5 kilogrammes.
It was one of the first of 16 gold medals won by Japan in the championships. Iran won eleven, but gained more point over the three days of events. In the 56 kilogramme division, Kenkichi Ando of Japan picks up the gold with a snatch of 100 kilogrammes. Ando took another gold in the total with 250 kilogrammes. At the end of the championships, Iran had 291 points, followed by Japan with 289, South Korea with 198 and the Philippines with 100.