On June 15, 2022, weightlifter Mahmoud H. Hassan (89KG) completed a clean & jerk of 193 kilograms (424.5 pounds) during the 2022 Youth World Weightlifting Championships (YWWC) in León, Mexico. The competition falls under the jurisdiction of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).

Hassan’s clean & jerk — where he wore knee wraps, a lifting belt, and lifting straps — is a new Youth World Record for the Men’s 89-kilogram weight class. The Youth World Record clean & jerk eventually helped the 16-year-old Egyptian athlete capture the gold medal for his division. 

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Here are Hassan’s top stats from this contest:

Mahmoud H. Hassan (89KG) | 2022 Youth World Weightlifting Championships Top Stats

  • Snatch — 150 kilograms (330.7 pounds)
  • Clean & Jerk — 193 kilograms (424.5 pounds) | Youth World Record
  • Total — 343 kilograms (756.2 pounds)

Hassan’s clean & jerk Youth World Record surpasses Siarhei Sharankou’s previous top figure of 192 kilograms from the 2019 European Youth Weightlifting Championships (EYWC), according to the IWF record directory. Notably, Hassan’s record came on his third attempt amidst a massive 18-kilogram (39.7 pounds) progression from his first two tries of 172 kilograms (379.2 pounds) and 175 kilograms (385.8 pounds), respectively. 

2022 Youth World Weightlifting Championships Recap

Even without his Youth World Record clean & jerk, Hassan would have still taken home the gold medal for the 89-kilogram division by eight kilograms (17.6 pounds). While not a Youth World Record, the Egyptian athlete’s 150-kilogram (330.7 pounds) snatch was also nine kilograms (19.8 pounds) better than the next best competitor. Overall, Hassan comfortably outpaced Georgia’s Nikola Esartia (second place) and Venezuela’s Carlos Enrique León Avella (third place) on the final podium. 

Here are the complete results for the top-three finishers in the 2022 YWWC:

2022 Youth World Weightlifting Championships | Complete Podium Results (89KG)

1. Mahmoud H. Hassan (Egypt)

  • Snatch — 150 kilograms (330.7 pounds)
  • Clean & Jerk — 193 kilograms (424.5 pounds) | Youth World Record
  • Total — 343 kilograms (756.2 pounds)

2. Nikoloz Esartia (Georgia)

  • Snatch — 141 kilograms (310.8 pounds)
  • Clean & Jerk — 174 kilograms (383.6 pounds)
  • Total — 315 kilograms (694.4 pounds)

3. Carlos Enrique León Avella (Venezuela)

  • Snatch — 125 kilograms (275.6 pounds)
  • Clean & Jerk — 155 kilograms (341.7 pounds)
  • Total — 280 kilograms (617.3 pounds)

According to the IWF athlete directory, the 2022 Youth World Championships were the teenage Hassan’s debut international competition. In demonstrating his overhead prowess and strength, it seems Hassan found quite a way to burst onto the competitive scene by winning a gold medal and breaking a Youth World Record in his first appearance on a sanctioned lifting platform. 

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At the time of this writing, it’s not clear when Hassan will compete again in an official contest. Judging by the results of his first international competition, he might soon help represent the next bright youth movement in the Men’s weightlifting sphere.

The 2022 Youth World Weightlifting Championships will conclude on June 18, 2022. 

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