K Duong of Vietnam broke all three of his own youth world records in winning the men's 55kg ©ITG

The "Tokyo effect" is persuading Governments to put more money into weightlifting and is inspiring a new generation of youngsters in the sport, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President Mohamed Jalood said after a day of success for the Philippines, Turkmenistan and India.

On day two of the IWF World Youth Championships here, both the Philippines and Turkmenistan had a champion and a runner-up, India continued its run of winning at least one medal in every event so far and a Vietnamese lifter broke all three of his own youth world records.

Canada had a champion on the opening day, which means that four nations who won landmark medals in Tokyo have prospered in Durres.

Hidilyn Diaz was the first Filipino Olympic champion in any sport and Maude Charron the first Canadian weightlifter to stand on top of the Olympic podium.

Polina Guryeva became the only Turkmenistan athlete in any sport to win an Olympic medal and Mirabai Chanu gained India's best result in weightlifting when she, like Guryeva, won silver.

Jalood looked on proudly in Durres and said: "We are seeing a new generation here, the future of our sport - not just the individuals but the countries that are winning medals from different parts of the world.

"Weightlifting is the number one sport in the Philippines for Government support because Hidilyn won in Tokyo, and I believe they have such a strong team they can win medals again in Paris.

"In Turkmenistan also, weightlifting is number one because of Polina Guryeva.

"India too - after Mirabai's medal there is more money for weightlifting, they are developing well.

"It's so good to see - we are seeing medallists from new places."

Ogulshat Amanova with her father Gurbandurdy ©ITG
Ogulshat Amanova with her father Gurbandurdy ©ITG

Albert Delos Santos, whose mother Diwa is the Philippines team coach, said after winning the men's 61 kilograms with a successful last lift: "Hidilyn Diaz is an inspiration to us all, her victory gives us motivation, gives us hope.

"I was lucky enough to train with Hidilyn for the summer. 

"She and her coach taught me about having the right mindset, what is required at the elite level."

Delos Santos, 16, won with 110-149-259 ahead of Perhat Bagtyyarov of Turkmenistan on 114-144-258 and K Brum of Vietnam on 113-142-255.

Angeline Colonia of the Philippines, the only current world record holder in the women's entries, was beaten into second place in the women's 45kg by the impressive 13-year-old Ogulshat Amanova from Turkmenistan, who made six from six and never looked like missing a lift.

Amanova, whose father Gurbandurdy Amanov is national youth coach, said she felt she was "flying high like a bird" after her 71-85-156 victory.

Colonia had 72-83-155 and Akshanka Vyavahare of India was third on 68-82-150.

K Duong of Vietnam broke all three of his own youth world records in winning the men's 55kg.

Duong has made only 11 attempts in his international weightlifting career and has already set six world records.

Today at the Ramazan Njala Sport Complex he missed with two attempts but finished with 114-144-258, and was 24kg clear of his nearest rival Meetei Tomchou from India. 

Burak Aykun of Turkey was third with a 227kg total.