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At the 2024 IWF Weightlifting World Cup Li Dayin Won Bronze in the Men’s 89 kg Category

With the Paris Olympic Games looming on the horizon, the world’s weightlifting elite have arrived in Thailand for the ultimate showdown at the IWF World Cup.

Serving as the final qualifying event for athletes vying to secure their tickets to Paris, the stakes have never been higher as competitors leave it all on the platform in pursuit of Olympic glory.

Li Dayin Snatch at IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024

In the men’s 89 kg category, we saw some of the biggest stars in the world of weightlifting show fantastic outings, setting world records and raising the expectations for the upcoming games. 

For Li Dayin of China, the competition day didn’t get off to the best start, as he got 175 kg on his first Snatch attempt but then failed on the other two, which left him with the bronze medal for the lift.


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Later on, during the Clean & Jerk, the Chinese weightlifter got 208 kg, which left him out of the top 3 for the lift. Thankfully, his total of 383 kg was enough to get him the bronze medal for the category overall. 

Li Dayin holds multiple junior and senior world records for the snatch. He has also won the Asian Championships twice and the World Championships once. In the 81 kg category, he has also set two world records for a total amount lifted. 

Li Dayin Snatch at IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024

Our full coverage of the IWF World Cup in Thailand can be found on our blog, so if you’ve missed out on important news and you want to catch up – that’s the perfect place to go. And if you want more visual and behind-the-scenes content, make sure to check out our social media channels and our YouTube channel as well. 

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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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