Dutch athlete Enzo Kuworge now has a junior world title to go with the bronze medal won at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games ©Enzo Kuworge

Enzo Kuworge earned gold in the men’s super-heavyweight over-109 kilogram category on the final day of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships in Tashkent. 

The Dutchman finished with a total of 411kg thanks to gold medal performances in the snatch, where he managed 180kg, and the clean and jerk, where he had a best of 231kg.

Iranian lifters filled the other two places on the podium in the Uzbekistan capital.

Reza Hassanpour took the overall silver with a total of 398kg, with compatriot Alireza Zandi on 394kg.

Zandi took silver in the snatch with 173kg, a kilogram more than Hassanpour, but the latter won the private battle thanks to a clean and jerk of 226kg, five more than his compatriot. 

Syria’s Ahmad Alali was fourth with a total of 362kg compiled through a snatch of 156kg and a clean and jerk of 206kg.

Earlier in the evening the women’s super-heavyweight gold had gone to Kazakhstan’s Aisamal Sansyzbayeva with another dominant all-round performance.

Sansyzbayeva earned a total score of 258kg thanks to golden performances in the snatch, where she reached 113kg, and the clean and jerk, where she achieved 145kg.

Russia’s Viktoriia Orlova claimed silver with a total of 235kg - comprising a snatch of 105kg and a clean and jerk of 130kg.

Third place went to Canada’s Emma Friesen whose figures for the snatch, 100kg, and the clean and jerk, 115kg, earned her a total of 215kg.

Today was the last day of competition in Tashkent, an this event was the last to count towards qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.