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IWF Asian Weightlifting Championships 2024 Day 5 Recap – Male 81 kg

Day 5 of the Asian continental tournament displayed athletes’ inner balance, resilience, and willingness to outshine the contenders with greater weights.

For some lifters, such a tactic became winning, while others fell behind the opponents with great differences in the ordered weights.

Let’s look at the performance of the Men’s 81 kg weight category in detail to know the real atmosphere and emotions during the competition.

Total Results:

Today’s leaders who stood out thanks to their exemplary performance and proper skill set that helped them to get to the Top 3:


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  • 🥇Ri Chong Song (PRK) – 169-200-369
  • 🥈Uvarov Alexandr (KAZ) – 153-190-343 
  • 🥉Torayev Gaygysyz (TKM) – 148-189-337

The gold medalist in the Men’s 81-kg weight category became Ri Chong Song who took three gold medals in Snatch at 169 kg, Clean & Jerk at 200 kg, and 369 kg in total.

The second place was occupied by the weightlifter from Kazakhstan Uvarov Alexandr who performed 343 kg in total, 153 kg in Snatch, and 190 kg in Clean & Jerk. 

Torayev Gaygysyz from Turkmenistan became third with the following results: 148 kg in Snatch, 189 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 337 kg.

All in all, the performance in the weight class was solid with a below-average rate of no-lifts. We can state that the winner finished with a great weight gap ahead of his rival: 16 kilos in Snatch, 10 kilos in Clean & Jerk, and 26 kilograms in the sum of two exercises.

Top Athletes’ Review

The 81-kg weight category gold medalist Ri Chong Song lifted 169 kg in Snatch, and 200 kg in Clean & Jerk, resulting in 369 kg in total. 

Previously, he clinched gold with two new Asian Games records in Hangzhou: 169 kg in Snatch and 364 kg in total. His Clean & Jerk lift was 195 kg. At the Grand Prix II in Qatar, he managed to equal the C&J World Record by lifting 209 kg.

What about the silver medalist Uvarov Alexandr from Kazakhstan, he did 343 kg overall, 153 kg in Snatch, and 190 kg in Clean & Jerk. He competed at the Asian Games in Hangzhou by claiming bronze with a total lift of 348 kg. Unfortunately, today he showed 5 kilos less compared to the prior performance.

Uvarov Alexandr

Bronze moved to Torayev Gaygysyz from Turkmenistan. He did 148 kg in Snatch on the second attempt, 189 kg in Clean & Jerk on the second try as well, and 337 kg in total. Just six kilos left to reach second place, but his opponent from Kazakhstan was a bit stronger.

Snatch results:

Having analyzed the Snatch performance, we can state that the majority of lifters had successful attempts with no red lights. Only two athletes had two failed attempts.

  • 🥇Ri Chong Song (PRK) – 169 kg
  • 🥈Abdollah Beiranvand (IRI) – 154 kg
  • 🥉 Uvarov Alexandr (KAZ) – 153 kg
Torayev Gaygysyz
Torayev Gaygysyz

Clean & Jerk results:

The situation in the Clean & Jerk session was the same: three lifters had two attempts of no-lifts, while three athletes showed all three successful attempts.

  • 🥇Ri Chong Song (PRK) – 200 kg
  • 🥈Uvarov Alexandr (KAZ) – 190 kg
  • 🥉Torayev Gaygysyz (TKM) – 189 kg

Keep following the future performances of the masterful weightlifters who push themselves hard to get the qualification for the Olympic Games in Paris this summer.

Subscribe to our channels to keep tracking the updates for tomorrow’s competition day. On Day 5 we’ll have two categories – Men’s 89 kg,  Women’s 81 kg, which are Olympic weight classes, and Men’s 96, and Women’s 76 kg.

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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