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Li Fabin’s Triumph and Tribulation at the 2023 IWF Grand Prix II in Qatar

In a riveting display of strength and resilience, Chinese weightlifter Li Fabin made headlines at the 2023 IWF Grand Prix II in Qatar. Fabin showcased his unparalleled prowess in the snatch with 137 kg, securing a gold medal and leaving spectators in awe of his exceptional abilities.

LI Fabin
LI Fabin, photo by iwf.sport

The performance in the Snatch exercise started from 125 kg on this contest day.  The top three leaders’ results were as follows:

  • 🥇LI Fabin  – 137  kg
  • 🥈IRAWAN Eko Yuli – 136 kg
  • 🥉PAK Myong Jin – 134 kg

However, after his last successful lift he opted to withdraw from the competition due to his left elbow heavily strapped. The weightlifting community will await updates on Li’s recovery and future performances.

Fabin’s highest personal overall result in the snatch exercise is 145 kg, a record he set during the 2019 World Championship. In 2021, he reached the pinnacle of success at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, clinching the gold medal with an Olympic record total of 313 kg.

Li is also known for his “Flamingo” movement. Fabin stood on one leg while lifting 166 kg at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. It’s a specialty for Li, who said it helps him correct his balance if a lift is in danger of going wrong.

Li Fabin had previously secured the world title in Pattaya, Thailand, in 2019 a title he reclaimed in 2022 in Bogota, Colombia, and once again in 2023 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His journey is a testament to his consistent excellence on the global weightlifting stage.

For more detailed information about Li Fabin’s division (61 kg) at the IWF Grand Prix II, you can visit this link

Additionally, for a comprehensive overview of the IWF Grand Prix II in Qatar, Paris 2024, you can read the full coverage here.

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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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