Weightlifter K’Duong (center) receives the gold medal.

K’Duong, a Co Ho ethnic person, excellently won three gold medals in the men’s 55kg category. He successfully lifted 113kg in the snatch, 143kg in the clean and jerk and gained 256kg in the total lift.

With his impressive achievements, K’Duong broke three youth world records. The old ones were 111kg in the snatch, 140kg in the clean and jerk, and 248kg in the total lift.

K’Duong was born in 2006 in Loc Tan commune, Bao Lam district, Lam Dong province. He trains at the National Athlete Training Center in Bac Ninh province.

Over the past two years, with constant improvement and achievements in the national youth weightlifting tournaments, he has become an outstanding young face of Vietnam’s weightlifting.

Translated by Mai Huong