Do Tu Tung wins three gold medals 

The 15-year-old dominated the men’s 49kg division which was the only weight class held on the first day at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino.

Asian youth champion Tu won the overall title with a huge combined lift of 220kg, more than 40kg more than the silver medallist.

This was a youth world record - as were his snatch and clean and jerk lifts of 95kg and 125kg respectively.

Tung is a rising star of Vietnamese weightlifting. He was born in the northern province of Bac Ninh which is considered a hotbed for Vietnamese weightlifters.

The World Youth Weightlifting Championship 2019 is taking place from March 8th-15th in Las Vegas, United States. Vietnam has four athletes participating in this tournament.

In the 2018 version of the tournament held in Bangkok, Thailand, Do Tu Tung won gold with a record clean and jerk lift of 128 kilograms./.

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