Thailand Win 2017 Weightlifting World Championships

Sopita Tanasan (Thailand) 2017 Womens 53kg Iwf World Champion
Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Turkey, Moldova, the Ukraine, Belarus and Azerbaijan were all banned from the Weightlifting World Championships
for doping violations - opening the way for other countries to enjoy success.
And Thailand took full advantage, winning the Championships with 120 points (9.6% of the points on offer.)
Colombia came second with 104 points (8.3% of the points on offer) and Iran third with 88 points (7.1% of the points on offer).
The USA, Georgia, South Korea, Mexico, Vietnam, Ecuador and Japan rounded out the Top Ten.
There were a total of 1,248 points, across 16 events, up for grabs at the World Weightlifting Championships, and 41 countries scored points. The Championships took place at Anaheim in the USA and finished on 5th December.
In the tight race for the Global Cup’s top positions - behind the USA, already assured of overall victory - these results mean that:
-       France (third overall in the Global Cup) increase to 313 points the margin they have over Great Britain, after coming 24th in the Weightlifting World Championships and earning 32 points; the margin was cut from 367 points to 287 points after Great Britain finished second in the Rugby League World Cup
-       Japan leapfrog Canada into 8th place
-       Australia, who in turn overtook South Korea in 10th place thanks to the Rugby League triumph, see their margin reduced to a mere 35 points, after the Asian nation’s 6th place in the Weightlifting World Championships.
Please note that the results of the Weightlifting World Championships were not yet reflected in the GSN tables when this article was published.