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At the 2024 IWF World Cup in Thailand Hou Zhiuhui got Silver in the Women’s 49 kg Category 

The Paris Olympic Games are just around the corner, and the final shot for athletes to qualify is at the IWF World Cup in Thailand, which has just started.

As per usual, the competition began with the lightweight women’s categories, but the 49 kg division didn’t disappoint as we saw many fantastic lifts from the women in the field.

Hou Zhihui
Hou Zhihui, photo by

For Hou Zhihui from China, the competition day was pretty successful as she started off strong with a 97 kg Snatch, matching first-placed Ri Song Gum.

Then she continued performing well with a 120 kg Clean & Jerk, getting a silver medal for that lift.


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Her total of 217 was enough to win her the silver medal for the category, and she managed to lift 9 kg more than her third-place compatriot, Jiang Huihua. 

Hou Zhiuhui has had an incredible career so far – she’s an Olympic Champion, a World Champion and a two-time Asian Champion in the 49 kg category.  However, she’s still hungry for results, and that can be seen from the fact that she managed to beat her previous total best by 4 kg – from 213 kg to 217 kg. 

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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

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