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IWF Grand Prix II, Day 6 Recap – Women’s 64 kg results

The sixth day of the Grand Prix II in Doha showed us tens of eye-grabbing moments that created today’s battle scenario in the Women’s 64-kg category. Fourteen female athletes were trying to show their peak form: for some, their efforts resulted in the best lifts in their careers, while others found it challenging to cope with the ordered weights and growing tension.

The expected leaders in the category made the podium burn this evening by showcasing their exceptional determination and desire to catch victory. Let’s dive deeper into the female’s 64-kg performance due to this consistent overview

Bronze Medalist Ayodele Ruth Imoleayo at WWC 2023 in Riyadh
Bronze Medalist Ayodele Ruth Imoleayo at WWC 2023 in Riyadh

Highlights of the Category Women’s 64 kg: Total Prevail of Koreans with Nigeria Securing Bronze

Today the female lifters from the 64-kg division met on the platform in a tough battle to settle the Top spots before being selected to the 2024 Olympic Games. Here are today’s favorites who headed the rating.

The gold winner became Ri Suk who did a Snatch of 114 kg that brought her gold medal, Clean&Jerk of 146 kg, and  260 kg total. She surpassed her teammate by 6 kilos, while leaving the opponents behind 42 kg by kilos. What’s more, she set the Junior World Record in Snatch. 


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Silver moved to Rim Un Sim who performed her total of 254 kg, 113 kg in Snatch, and 141 kg in Clean&Jerk. Earlier, at the World Championships in Ashgabat, she lifted 251 kg in total, while she did 114 kg in the Snatch session and 137 kg in Clean & Jerk.

Bronze was secured by the Nigerian lifter Ayodele Ruth Imoleayo who lifted 98 kg in the Snatch round, 120 kg in Clean & Jerk, and in total she lifted 218 kg. The weight gap between her and the silver medalist’s total was immense – 36 kilos.

Let’s also remind you of the brightest accomplishments of today’s Top lifters. To start with our gold winner: being just 20 years old, To Suk managed to set the Junior World Record in Snatch in the category of 114 kg. And today she succeeded to set the Junior World Record in Clean & Jerk of 146 kg.

The silver medalist Rim Un Sim is famous for the following sports achievements: she is a two-time silver medalist at the World Championships, and three-time champion at the Asian Championships and Asian Games.

Ayodele Ruth Imoleayo, the today’s bronze holder, presented such remarkable results at the previous competitions: she took silver at the World Championships in Riyadh with a total of 222 kg. But, today she lacked 4 kilos to perform at the same level. Just to mention: there was a great gap between her and the silver medalist – 15 kg in Snatch, 21 kg in Clean & Jerk, and over 30 kilos in total.

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Besides today’s leaders, other lifters showed good results in the rounds separately by improving their prior lifts. The Ukrainian Kamila Konotop and Polish Wolk Wiktoria Krystyna were competing almost equally, occupying fourth and fifth spots respectively.

To summarize, here’s the list of medalists in the Women’s 64-kg category. We have total winners in all rounds, with zero chances for their rivals.

  • 🥇Ri Suk won 3 golds: in Snatch, C&J, and totals.
  • 🥈Rim Un Sim got 3 silver medals in all exercises.
  • 🥉Ayodele Ruth Imoleayo won 3 bronze medals.

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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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