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Gor Minasyan won Silver in the 109 kg+ Men’s Event at the 2024 IWF Asian Championships

The final day of the 2024 IWF Asian Championships gave us exactly what we wanted – an event to remember with the men’s 109 kg+ competition unfolding.

Four athletes were really pushing each other’s limits to see who would be able to finish at the top, and in the end, it was Gor Minasyan, representing Bahrain, who got the silver medal. 

The Armenian-born weightlifter started the day strongly by winning the snatch event with a 207 kg lift. In the clean & jerk, he managed to snag the silver medal by lifting 237 kg. However, even with one silver and one gold medal for each of the lifts, his grand total of 443 kg was not enough to win him the overall gold medal, as he missed the top podium spot by just one kilogram. 

Gor Minasyan
Gor Minasyan

Gor Minasyan is something of a legend for the heavyweight category, having competed in 6 World Championships (winning three bronze and three silver medals), as well as an Olympic silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.


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In the last two editions of the Asian Championships, Minasyan walked out as a gold medalist for team Bahrain; however, this year, he narrowly missed the top spot. 

Our full coverage of the Asian Championship in Tashkent can be found on our blog, so if you’ve missed out on important news and you want to catch up – that’s the perfect place to go. And if you want more visual and behind-the-scenes content, make sure to check out our social media channels and our YouTube channel as well. 

Read the full report about each day of the 2024 Asian Weightlifting Championships prepared by our media team. Don’t miss the opportunity to stay updated and follow this great event in the Olympic weightlifting world with us from the very beginning till the end!

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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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