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IWF Asian Weightlifting Championship 2024 Day 2 Recap – Male 61 kg

The second day of the Asian Weightlifting Championship in Tashkent became remarkable due to new memorable performances and personal bests among the lifters from Men’s 61 kg of Group A.

First, let’s remind you of the TOP 3 lifters who showed their exceptional physical form and great mental preparation: 

Pak Myong Jin’s Reign the Category With Incredible Weight Gap of 15 Kilograms

  • 🥇Pak Myong Jin (PRK) – 134-172-306 
  • 🥈Ricko Saputra (INA) – 130-161-291
  • 🥉Trinh Van Vinh (VIE) – 129-161-290

The leader was Pak Myong Jin got three gold medals in Snatch at 134 kg, Clean & Jerk at 172 kg, and 306 kg in total.


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The second spot and the silver medal moved to a weightlifter from Indonesia, Ricko Saputra who showed today 291 kg in total, 130 kg in Snatch, and 161 kg in Clean & Jerk. 

Ricko Saputra
Ricko Saputra on Asia 2024, photo by

Bronze was won by Trinh Van Vinh from Vietnam: he snatched 129 kg, 161 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 290 kg.

The second day in Men’s 61-kg weight class brought the ultimate leader in two exercises, Pak Myong Jin who won gold with an incredible gap of 15 kilos ahead of the second place.

Let us remind you that the representatives of North Korea recently returned to the world weightlifting arena after three and a half years of absence in international tournaments. Top Athletes’ Review

The 61-kg weight class winner Pak Myong Jin lifted 134 kg in Snatch, and 172 kg in Clean & Jerk, resulting in 306 kg in total. He had 3 3-kilogram cushion behind his rival from North Korea and an 11-kilogram gap against his contender from Indonesia.

Speaking about the silver medalist Ricko Saputra from Indonesia resulted in 291 kg, 130 kg in Snatch and 161 kg in Clean & Jerk.

The bronze holder became the lifter from Vietnam Trinh Van Vinh: he did 129 kg in Snatch on the second attempt, 161 kg in Clean & Jerk on the third try with two prior failed attempts, and 290 kg in total.

Trinh Van Vinh
Trinh Van Vinh on Asia 2024, photo by

Snatch results:

  • 🥇Pak Myong Jin (PRK) – 134 kg
  • 🥈Lee Hyeseong (KOR) – 131 kg
  • 🥉Ricko Saputra (INA) – 130 kg

Clean & Jerk results:

  • 🥇Pak Myong Jin (PRK) – 172 kg
  • 🥈Ricko Saputra (INA) – 161 kg
  • 🥉Trinh Van Vinh (VIE) – 161 kg

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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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