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Bunyad Rashidov Won Gold and bronze at the IWF Grand Prix in Doha

Day 4 of the World Cup in Doha was just as exciting, if not more, as the previous three days of the competition. We saw many lifters show incredible results and manage to win multiple medals at a single event, one of whom – Bunyad Rashidov from Turkmenistan, got a gold and a bronze medal in the 67 kg division. 

To win the accolades, Rashidov managed to lift 141 kg in the snatch and 157 kg in the Clean&Jerk, which gave him a total of 298 kg – enough to win both the overall bronze medal and the gold for the snatch. A fantastic effort for a lifter who’s new to the international stage and hasn’t managed to get a ton of competitions under his belt.

Bunyad Rashidov at IWF Grand Prix ll
Bunyad Rashidov at IWF Grand Prix ll, photo by

Bunyad’s last outing was at the 2023 Asian Championships in Jinju, where he lifted 140 kg in the Snatch and 162 kg in the Clean&Jerk for a total of 302 kg, which is 4 kg better than what he showed yesterday. Still, there’s plenty to be proud of and it’s certain that he’s on the right path, looking forward to the Olympics in Paris next year. 

For the full recap of the fourth competition day at the IWF Grand Prix in Doha, head over to our detailed report. And if you want to keep up with the latest news from the World Cup, make sure to bookmark our blog and follow our media team’s daily updates.


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Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
Best ResultsSnatch – 61 kg,
C&J – 78 kg

I’m Tanya, and I just can’t do without fitness. About six years ago, I got into Olympic weightlifting and instantly fell in love with it. Weightlifting is like no other sport – it’s just you versus the bar. Driven by my unwavering passion for an active lifestyle, I’ve been eager to share my personal journey and sports enthusiasm with others. As a journalist and photographer, my interests come full circle, adding an extra dimension to the news column that I curate. This way, I keep my readers updated with the latest happenings in the sports world.

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