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2024 IWF World Cup in Thailand, Irawan Eko Yuli won Silver in the Snatch in the Men’s 61 kg Category

The IWF World Cup in Thailand serves as the ultimate opportunity for athletes to secure their spots in the highly anticipated Olympic Games slated for later this year.

Given its huge significance, the event guarantees a fantastic spectacle.

As per usual, the competition kicked off with the lightweight categories for both men and women and today, we had the opportunity to enjoy the full-scale gladiator battle during the men’s 61 kg category. 

For Irawan Eko Yuli from Indonesia, things started off well as he was able to lift 133 kg on the Snatch, which was enough to win him the silver medal for this event.

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Unfortunately, his performance during the Clean & Jerk wasn’t nowhere near as good as required and he couldn’t even place in the overall table. 

So far in his career, the Indonesian has won the World Championships and the Asian Games and has two silver and two bronze medals from four different Olympic Games.

He’s hoping to make a fifth appearance and hopefully achieve a good result this summer in Paris, and so far, he’s on course to make that happen.

Our full coverage of the IWF World Cup in Thailand 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. 

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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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