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IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024, Day 11 – Women’s +87 kg Division Recap

Day 11 of this grand World Cup in Phuket displayed an impressive lifting session in the Women’s +87-kg weight category, where eleven female athletes were performing in Group A. 

The competition in this weight class proved the solid determination and inner power of the super heavyweight female lifters.

Today sportswomen were competing till the end by showing extreme weights and trying to surpass the rivals. Thus, we got mind-blowing weight gaps between the category’s leaders. Let’s observe this competition day and determine the winning lifts in each exercise. 

Li Wenwen Hit the Podium with Outstanding 325 kg Total and 29 Kilos Gap Ahead of the Opponent from South Korea 

Let’s see the TOP 3 weightlifters who gained the highest awards due to their extreme weights on the bar: 


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  • 🥇Li Wenwen (CHN) – 145-180-325
  • 🥈Park Hyejeong (KOR) – 130-166-296
  • 🥉Son Younghee (KOR) – 122-161-283

The winner in today’s weight class was Li Wenwen from China who lifted 145 kg in Snatch on the third attempt, 180 kg in Clean & Jerk on the second lift, and a total of 325 kg.

Li Wenwen Gold C&J at IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024

The second place was occupied by Park Hyejeong from South Korea who got in a total of 296 kg, she lifted 130 kg in Snatch on the third attempt, and 16 kg in Clean & Jerk on the first attempt.

The bronze medalist was Son Younghee from South Korea: she lifted 122 kg in Snatch on the first attempt, 161 kg in Clean & Jerk on the first attempt, and got 283 kg in total.

Top Athletes’ Review

The Women’s +87-kg weight category winner Li Wenwen, is a Chinese athlete who is the 2020 Olympic gold medalist in the +87 kg division, and is also the current world and Asian champion.

She holds the current world record in Snatch of 148 kg, Clean & Jerk of 187 kg, and total of 335 kg. Today she lifted 10 kilos less overall compared to her record, showing the third-best result in total.

Speaking about the silver medalist, Park Hye-jeong, she is a weightlifter from South Korea who is a gold medalist at the 2023 World Champs, 2024 Asian Championships, and also at the Asian Games.

Park Hyejeong Silver Snatch at IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024

The bronze holder Son Younghee, the South Korean lifter, started to compete in the 75-kg weight category, she won gold at the 2021 Worlds. She is also a two-time silver medalist at the Asian Championships and Asian Games. 

Emily Campbell representing Great Britain announced on her Instagram that she decided not to compete at this World Cup considering the ongoing ranking, but just to weigh in. For you to know, Campbell is third in the qualification ranking list. 

Although she had training sessions during the competition in Phuket at the training hall to maintain her form. By the way, she was already competing at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 resulting in the silver medal.

Snatch results:

The Snatch session was remarkable as almost all lifters performed decently, with a minimal percentage of no-lifts. Just three lifters failed two attempts, while two athletes withdrew from the competition, namely Halima Abbas from Egypt and Ayovi Cabezas from Ecuador. The Snatch leaders showed the following results: 

  • 🥇Li Wenwen (CHN) – 145 kg
  • 🥈Park Hyejeong (KOR) –  130 kg
  • 🥉Son Younghee (KOR) –  122 kg
Son Younghee Bronze Snatch at IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024

Clean & Jerk results:

During the Clean & Jerk exercise, there were more red lights compared to the first round. Two lifters had double failed attempts, while two athletes Jabbarova from Uzbekistan and Akmal from Indonesia bombed out of the competition today. The exercise leader Wenwen didn’t perform her third attempt, still, she got the gold medal.

  • 🥇Li Wenwen (CHN) – 180 kg
  • 🥈Park Hyejeong (KOR) – 166 kg
  • 🥉Son Younghee(KOR) – 161 kg

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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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