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IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024, Day 8 – Men’s 96 kg Recap

Day 8 of the World Cup in Thailand displayed that each lifter has their sights set on victory in this competition. Have a look at this consistent review of the performance of the Men’s 96 kg weight category.

You’ll know the final stats, leading athletes, the most bright moments, including improving personal bests and setting world records.

Won Jeong Beom Gold C&J at IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024

South Korean Takes Total Gold with 19 and 31 Kilos Cushion over Opponents

Total results:

The category’s leaders outshined today due to their solid performance, mastery, and exceptional desire. These athletes got to the Top 3:

  • 🥇Won Jeong Beom (KOR) – 170-219-389
  • 🥈Karim Abokahla (EGY) – 165-205-370
  • 🥉Braydon James Kennedy (CAN) – 165-193-358

The gold medalist in the Men’s 96-kg weight category became Won Jeong Beom from South Korea who took gold: a Snatch at 170 kg, Clean & Jerk at 219 kg, and 389 kg overall.


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The second place moved to the weightlifter from Egypt Karim Abokahla who performed 370 kg in total, 165 kg in Snatch, and 205 kg in Clean & Jerk.

Braydon James Kennedy from Canada became a bronze medalist with the following results: 165 kg in Snatch, 193 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 358 kg.

Top Athletes’ Review

The 96-kg weight class gold medalist Won Jongbeom improved his previous results: at the Asian Championships, he lifted 8 kilos less, namely 162 kg in Snatch, 14 kilos less that is 205 kg in Clean & Jerk, resulting in 367 kg in total. While at the 2023 Worlds, he showed the result of 172-212-384.

The silver medalist Karim Abokahla from Egypt showed his second-best result. In Snatch, he equalled his result at the World Championships of 165 kg; while in Clean & Jerk, it was his second worse result. 

Abokahla Karim Silver C&J at IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024

The bronze medalist Canadian Braydon James Kennedy made his personal best in Clean & Jerk by 3 kilos and a total by 4 kilos.

Snatch results:

After watching the Snatch performance, we can confirm that two lifters had two failed attempts. While one athlete from France refused to perform in the exercise.

  • 🥇Won Jong Beom (KOR) – 170 kg
  • 🥈Abokahla Karim (EGY) – 165 kg
  • 🥉Kennedy Braydon James (CAN) – 165 kg

Clean & Jerk results:

The situation in the Clean & Jerk round was almost the same with Snatch: two athletes resulted with two no lifts. The French athlete didn’t perform in this exercise as well.

  • 🥇Won Jong Beom (KOR) – 219 kg
  • 🥈Abokahla Karim (EGY) – 205 kg
  • 🥉Kennedy Braydon James (CAN) – 193 kg
Braydon James Kennedy Bronze C&J at IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024

Watch the upcoming performances of the talented lifters from heavyweight divisions who set pretty high stakes to get the quota for the Games in Paris. 

Subscribe to our media channels and follow our blog posts to know all the news first hand about the upcoming tomorrow’s competition day. On Day 9 we’ll watch the performance in the categories of Women’s 76 and Men’s 102.

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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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