Scoring 193 pounds in the snatch, Jurayev, who was 2 kilograms behind his Armenian rival Simon Martirosyan, beat his opponent by a wide margin at the end of the snatch and set an Olympic record, inform UzA.
The flag of Uzbekistan was raised in honor of the athlete and the National Anthem was played.
Weightlifting, -109 kg:
1. Akbar Jurayev (Uzbekistan) – 430 (193+237) kg Olympic record;
2. Simon Martirosyan (Armenia) – 423 (195+228) kg;
3. Artūrs Plēsnieks (Latvia) – 410 (180+230).