Lo Kwang Ryeol, 22, North Korea, slammed the barbell down on the platform after missing his attempt at 221 kilograms in the third round of the Long Jump .The cheers of the Chinese fans, who were celebrating TIAN Tao’s (29-China) victory, fell on his shoulders. Lo Kwang-ryul lifted 170 kg in the lift, 216 kg in the snatch and 386 kg in the total to finish second in the men’s 96 kg weightlifting group A competition at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Xiaoshan Sports Center in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province on Friday. The winner of the day, TIAN Tao (29, China), had a total of 390kg (180kg lifted – 210kg snatch).TIAN Tao was the first to finish, failing to hit 216kg in the third repetition of the snatch, while LO Kwang-ryul tried to fight back with a 221kg attempt in the third repetition of the snatch. However, she was unable to lift the bar above her head. “Today was my first international competition, and it’s a shame that I didn’t win the gold medal,” said Roh Kwang-ryul, who entered the medalist’s press conference with a determined look on his face. “I could have won (the gold medal). Next time, I will definitely grow to win a gold medal.” Despite missing out on the title, Luo’s emergence has left the weightlifting world champions feeling threatened .”It was really hard to win,” said Tantao. I was competing against a North Korean athlete I had never seen before, and I almost didn’t win the gold medal.”Tentao’s words ignited a fire in Lo’s heart. “When I was training, I lifted heavier (than the 221 kilograms on the dragon),” he said, confident that “my skills are more than what I showed today.” North Korea hasn’t competed in an international event in four years, since the 2019 World Championships in Pattaya. The country closed its borders to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and was suspended from international competition for not competing at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics .After a four-year hiatus, North Korean weightlifting made a comeback at the Hangzhou Asian Games, winning 11 medals (five gold, four silver, two bronze) in nine weight classes, more than China (three gold, three silver, one bronze).There were also many new faces, like Lo Kwang-ryul.”Despite not being able to participate in the 토토사이트 international competition, we trained at a good facility and with high intensity. We will do better next time,” he said.