Rio-2016: Ruslan Nurudinov wins gold medal for Uzbekistan
Rio-2016: Ruslan Nurudinov wins gold medal for Uzbekistan /Photo of Anvar Ilyasov/
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Ruslan Nurudinov won the second gold medal for Uzbekistan on Monday in the men’s 105-kilogram weightlifting division at Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
It was the first medal of any kind in weightlifting for Uzbekistan. Nurudinov won the gold medal with 194kg in the snatch and an Olympic-record 237 in the clean and jerk for a total of 431 kilos.
Another representative of Uzbekistan Ivan Efremov was the fifth in the same division. He lifted 414 kilos in total.