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IWF Asian Weightlifting Championships 2024 Day 8 Recap – Male 109 and 109+ kg

Day 8, the culminating day of the Asian Championships, displayed that the super heavyweight male weightlifters were highly determined to defeat their opponents and become closer to victory in this competition.

All eight athletes in both categories, namely three from the 109-kg weight class, and five athletes from the 109+ kg weight division, demonstrated their high determination and resilience to show the best results and outshine in this tough battle.

Man Asaad
Man Asaad

Huge Shotout of the Uzbekistani Team in the 109-kg Class, and New C&J WR Set by the Syrian Lifter in the 109-kg Division

Total results:

The 109-kg category’s winners stood out due to their ultimate dedication, exemplary performance, and mastery in weightlifting. These athletes presented us with emotional performances and :

  • 🥇Nurudinov Ruslan (UZB) – 175-207-382
  • 🥈Amriddinov Sharofiddin (UZB) – 176-205-381
  • 🥉Ezzeddin Abdo Al (UAE) – 167-201-368

The gold medalist in the Men’s 109-kg weight category became Nurudinov Ruslan from Uzbekistan who took the gold medal in today’s competition: he won silver in Snatch at 175 kg, gold in Clean & Jerk at 207 kg, and gold with 382 kg overall.

Nuridinov Ruslan
Nurudinov Ruslan

The second place moved to his teammate Amriddinov Sharofiddin who performed 381 kg in total, 176 kg in Snatch, and 205 kg in the Clean & Jerk discipline. 

Ezzeddin Abdo Al from the United Arab Emirates became a bronze medalist with the following results: 167 kg in Snatch, 201 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 368 kg.

To sum up, the competition between these titans was eye-grabbing due to the tense battle as the gold and silver medalists showed even performance with a one-kilo gap in Snatch and total results. Lifters were performing well by showing all successful lifts, without no-lifts.

Amriddinov Sharofiddin

The competition in the 109+ kg weight class was also captivating since four athletes were pushing themselves hard to win the race. Let’s see the Top 3 lifters who proved their power and inner stability on the way to fulfilling their Olympic dreams:

  • 🥇Man Asaad (SYR) – 192-252-444
  • 🥈Gor Minasyan (BRN) – 207-242-443
  • 🥉Ali Yusur (IRQ) – 191-234-425

Top Athletes’ Review

The 109-kg weight class gold medalist Nurudinov Ruslan, a Uzbekistani weightlifter, an Olympic Champion in 2016, the first world champion for Uzbekistan in weightlifting is a two-time gold and three-time silver medalist at the World Championships, a five-time gold medalist at the Asian Championships. His personal best results are 194 kg in Snatch, 241 kg in C&J, and 432 kg in total, which he didn’t manage to improve today.

The silver medalist Amriddinov Sharofiddin, a compatriot of Nurudinov, did just one kilo less overall than the winner resulting in 381 kg. Although, his Snatch of one kilo more than Nuriddinov’s one was one kilo better bringing him gold medal in the exercise.

The bronze medal moved to Ezzeddin Abdo Al from the United Arab Emirates fell behind his opponents by 13 kilos in total. He did 8 kilos less in Snatch and 4 kilos less in the C&J session compared to the second place.

Ezzeddin Abdo Al
Ezzeddin Abdo Al

The 109+ kg weight division’s winner Man Asaad showed impressive results: he succeeded in setting a new World Record in the Clean & Jerk discipline by lifting 252 kg at the second attempt.

The performance in Snatch in the 109+ kg weight category showed us red lights in four athletes. Nevertheless, they managed to cope with the ordered weights that brought them the desired awards. 

Man Asaad, a Syrian heavyweight weightlifter who won the bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. He’s also a two-time gold medalist at the Arab Games, and gold and silver medalist at the Mediterranean Games.

Gor Minasyan, an Olympic silver medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, a two-time silver and two-time bronze medalist at the World Championships, he’s also a silver and bronze medalist at the World Champs, and a three-time gold medalist at the Asian Games.

Gor Minasyan
Gor Minasyan

This was the last day of the AWC competition where we found out the last winners from the Men’s super heavyweight categories. It was a remarkable event full of numerous victorious and pitiful moments that brought new hopes and set new goals to progress constantly on the way to the upcoming qualifying event IWF World Cup in Phuket this spring.

Keep following our media channels to know all the details of the last qualifying competition and know athletes who will get quotas for their team for the Olympic Games.

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

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