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Asian Weightlifting Championships, Day 7 Recap – Men’s 102 kg: The Day of Red Lights on the Scoreboard with Uzbekistan Leading the Rating

Day 7 of the Asian Championships can be described as the day of total failure during the performance of the Men’s 102-kg division. Numerous eye-grabbing and unexpected moments, athletes’ withdrawal, overall, we saw the below-average rate of successful lifts. 

Today’s scoreboard was almost in red lights except for several athletes’ successful attempts. It was truly a tough battle between the heavyweight lifters who wanted to prove their determination and physical form for the current Championships and upcoming qualifying events.

Keep on watching this video to know more details about Day 7 highlights and who managed to outshine and defeat the contenders.

Asian Weightlifting Championships Men 102 kg

Top Athletes’ Review

Although 13 athletes were included in the entry list, just 8 of them performed today. Here we have the leading lifters who are supposed to show their lifting mastery:

Djuraev Akbar, an Uzbekistani Olympic Champion and Junior World Champion who won the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the gold medal at the 2021 World Championships in Tashkent. He’s also a gold medalist at the World Champs in Riyadh and a bronze medalist at the 2023 Asian Champs in Jinju.

Bekdoolot Rasulbekov, a Kyrgyzstani weightlifter who won the bronze medal at the 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya. He finished in 4th place at the 2021 World Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, and won the silver medal at the 2022 Asian Championships in Manama.

Chen Po-Jen, a Taiwanese weightlifter who represented Chinese Taipei at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where he competed in the men’s 96 kg event. At the 2022 Asian Weightlifting Championships in Manama, he won silver also in the 96-kg weight class.

Snatch

The performance in the Snatch exercise started from _120_ kg.

8: MOHAMMAD D Z F A ALRUWEAI – 126 kg
7: JIN YUNSEONG – 150 kg
6: HAYDER ALIASKAR AL-BADRAWI – 165 kg
5: Rasulbekov Bekdoolot – 173 kg
4: Hasanbayev Davranbek – 175 kg

On this contest day, 50% of all attempts were successful which is a below-average rate.

Chen Po-Jen
Chen Po-Jen

Top 3 Leaders’ Results

Now let’s analyze the Top 3 lifters’ performance:

🥉JANG YEONHAK – 175 kg
🥈CHEN PO-JEN – 176 kg
🥇 DJURAEV AKBAR – 180 kg

Jang Yeonhak from South Korea took the 3rd place. He showed his high focus to get to today’s leaders. He lifted 175 kg on the first attempt but resulted in no lifts of 180 kg and 181 kg at the second and third attempts. Thus, the first try became his winning, bringing him a bronze medal in the exercise.

The silver medalist Chen Po-Jen from Taipei tried to lift 176 kg on the first attempt, but couldn’t manage to lift it overhead. Although he accumulated his strength and lifted the same weight of 176 kg on the second try, that was his only successful attempt. The third try of 181 kg resulted in a no-lift.

The winner of the Snatch exercise became Djuraev Akbar from Uzbekistan. He showed his prevalence by lifting 175 kg with success at the first try. His second attempt of 180 kg brought him the silver medal since the third try of 183 kg resulted in a red light. 

Considering the performance of the Men’s 102-kg weight division, we can confirm that half of all lifts were unsuccessful. Just one lifter, Rasulbekov Bekdoolot from Kyrgyzstan, showed all three good lifts. Even the Snatch exercise leaders had at least one failed attempt, still they concentrated on their performances and finished at the top-ranking spots.

What’s more, five athletes withdrew from the competition, including Fares Ibrahim Hassouna Al-Bakh, the supposed leader and one of the strongest world lifters. So, the battle inside the category became tougher and more intense as the stakes were increasing on the way to getting the top spots in the category.

Rasulbekov Bekdoolot
Rasulbekov Bekdoolot

Clean & Jerk

The contest in the Clean & Jerk discipline started with a weight of 153 kg.

5 MOHAMMAD D Z F A ALRUWEAI – 162 kg 
4 Hasanbayev Davranbek – 190 kg

33% of all attempts in this exercise were successful which is a below-average rate.

Top 3 leaders’ results

Let’s describe the performance of the Top 3 lifters:

🥉CHEN PO-JEN – 206 kg
🥈Rasulbekov Bekdoolot – 213 kg
🥇DJURAEV AKBAR – 220 kg

Chen Po-Jen from Taipei became the bronze medalist in this round who lifted 206 kg on the first attempt, then ordered 215 kg he didn’t cope with, while he also failed the final try of the same 215 kg.

Kyrgyzstani lifter Rasulbekov Bekdoolot finished second: his first successful lift was 208 kg, the second one – 213 kg which brought him silver. But, the last attempt of 218 kg ended with no lift.

The gold medalist was powerful Djuraev Akbar from Uzbekistan: he succeeded in lifting 214 kg at the first attempt, then failed to lift 219 kg on the second try, and the third attempt was a winning one of an incredible 220 kg.

Overall, the rate of successful lifts in the Clean & Jerk exercise was too low, namely 33%. The reason for such a situation was numerous red lights on the scoreboard. Two lifters bombed out from the battle resulting in three no-lifts, while one contender rejected to lift after his first failed attempt, and five athletes withdrew from the tournament at all.

This competition day likely beat the record of the biggest amount of no-lifts in the category: just a fewer part of all the lifts were done with success.

Djuraev Akbar
Djuraev Akbar

Total results

1 Djuraev Akbar – 400 kg
2 Rasulbekov Bekdoolot – 386 kg
3 Chen Po-Jen – 382 kg
4 Hasanbayev Davranbek – 365 kg
5 MOHAMMAD D Z F A ALRUWEAI – 288 kg

So, the category’s bronze medalist became Chen Po-Jen from Taipei who got 382 kg overall, falling behind his opponent from the second place by 4 kilos, and 18 kilos from the winner.

The silver holder was Rasulbekov Bekdoolot from Kyrgyzstan who did 386 kg in total.

Today’s winner was Akbar Djuraev from Uzbekistan who showed his ultimate performance and got an unbelievable 400 kg in the sum of two exercises. He finished with a good cushion of 14 kilos that made him reign the 102-kg weight category, showcasing his exceptional determination.

Conclusion

To conclude, today we witnessed a unique situation during the performance in the Men’s 102-kg weight division: there was the lowest rate of successful lifts compared to all days of competition. Both Snatch and Clean & Jerk rounds indicated below-average rates of good lifts. Moreover, five lifters withdrew from the competition in the Snatch exercise, while two bombed out and the other five also didn’t perform in the Clean & Jerk session. Thus, only five lifters were competing today in the second round. 

Indeed, the battle in the heavyweight division was full of thrilling moments and unexpected outcomes. Still, we have new leaders who managed to show their desire to win this race and gain more chances to qualify for the Olympic Games.

Tomorrow will be the last competition day of the Asian Championships where the last categories of Men’s 109 and 109+ kg will compete to win the medals and get the ticket to the Summer Games in Paris.

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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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