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IWF Asian Weightlifting Championships 2024 Day 3 Recap – Female 59 kg

The third day of the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent showcased the same situation as the day before: the PRK weightlifting team continues showing its peak form and perfect performance in every weight division.

This day wasn’t an exception: a strong tiny female lifter won three golds in the 59-kg weight class by adding another trophy to her team.

Winners of IWF Asian Weightlifting Championships 2024 Women 59kg
Winners of IWF Asian Weightlifting Championships 2024 Women 59kg

Kim Il Gyong Keeps Pushing Her Team to Win, While The Group’s With Red Lights by Half

Let’s meet the TOP 3 lifters who claimed the spotlight with  exemplary lifts and amazing performances: 

  • 🥇Kim Il Gyong (PRK) – 103-122-225
  • 🥈Elreen Ann Q.Ando (PHI) – 93-120-213 
  • 🥉Natasya Beteyob (INA) – 96-116-212 

The total winner in the category was Kim Il Gyong who gained three gold medals in Snatch at 103 kg, Clean & Jerk at 122 kg, and 225 kg in total.


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The second place was occupied by a weightlifter from the Phillippines Elreen Ann Q.Ando who did 213 kg in total, 93 kg in Snatch, and 120 kg in Clean & Jerk. 

The bronze medalist was Natasya Beteyob from Indonesia who snatched 96 kg, 116 kg in Clean & Jerk, and got a total of 212 kg.

Generally, the leaders of the Women’s 59-kg weight class showed good performances with a moderate rate of red lights during all three attempts at each exercise. The Filipino athlete failed to progress in the Snatch session managing to lift 93 kg just at the third attempt. While today’s winner Kim Il Gyong refused to use her last try at Clean and Jerk and finished at 122 kg she lifted at the first attempt.

Top Athletes’ Review

The 59-kg weight class winner Kim Il Gyong lifted 103 kg in Snatch, and 122 kg in Clean & Jerk, resulting in 225 kg in total. This is a promising lifter who always shows incredible results and constant progress. She started competing in the Youth and Junior competitions in 2017, then participated at the Asian Championships in 2018 by winning gold.

In 2022 at the Asian Games, she clinched a gold medal as well by shattering the World Record in Snatch and Clean & Jerk, with the result of 246 kg in total.

Speaking about the silver medalist Elreen Ann Q.Ando from the Philippines, she finished with a total of 213 kg, 93 kg in Snatch, and 120 kg in Clean & Jerk. Despite her previous unsuccessful performances at the World Championships in Riyadh and the Asian Championships in Jinju, she won silver at another Asian Champs in 2020, gold at the Southeast Asian Games in 2023 in Cambodia, and bronze at the Asian Games in Hangzhou in 2022.

Elreen Ann Q.Ando
Elreen Ann Q.Ando

The bronze holder became Natasya Beteyob, the lifter from Indonesia. She did 96 kg in Snatch on the third attempt, 116 kg in Clean & Jerk on the second try, and 212 kg in total. At her career start, Beteyob performed in the 55-kg weight division, when she succeeded in winning gold medals at the Islamic Solidarity Games and also took bronze at the Asian Championships in Manama in 2022.

Natasya Beteyob,
Natasya Beteyob

Considering the Snatch performance, we can claim that almost the half of participants had red lights, namely at least one failed attempt, while three lifters got two poor lifts.

Snatch results:

  • 🥇Kim Il Gyong (PRK) – 103 kg
  • 🥈Natasya Beteyob (INA) – 96 kg
  • 🥉Thanaporn Saetia (THA) – 96 kg

We witnessed almost the same situation in the Clean & Jerk session: three lifters bombed out the battle with three ‘no lift’ attempts. While the rest of the athletes had just one unsuccessful lift.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • 🥇Kim Il Gyong (PRK) – 122 kg
  • 🥈Elreen Ann Q.Ando (PHI) – 120 kg
  • 🥉Natasya Beteyob (INA) – 116 kg

Keep following the next thrilling performances and new achievements in personal bests among the weightlifters from the weight classes of Group A that will perform in the next days.

Don’t miss the opportunity to know new winners and big names of the Asian qualifying event. Subscribe to our channels and follow all the updates for tomorrow’s competition day. On Day 4 we’ll spectate two categories – Women’s 64 kg and Men’s 73 kg, which is an Olympic weight division.

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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