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Li Fabin Sets a new World Record and won Gold in the Men’s 61kg Category at the 2024 IWF World Cup

The IWF World Cup held in Thailand marks athletes’ final opportunity to secure qualification for the highly sought-after Olympic Games later this year.

With its significance, the event promises a captivating showcase, and today we saw some of the best athletes in the men’s 61 kg deliver incredible performances.

For Li Fabin from China, the competition began in the best way possible as he lifted 146 kg in the Snatch event on his final attempt, which not only gave him the first gold medal for the day but also set a new World Record for his weight class.

After that, during the Clean & Jerk, the representative of China couldn’t deliver as strong of a performance, but he still got 166 kg for a total of 312 kg and a gold medal for the category.


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He finished 9 kg above his rival from the US and 11 kg above the representative of team RPK. 

So far in his career, Li Fabin has won an Olympic gold, a World Championship, and four Asian Championships. Today, he managed to improve his Snatch lift by one kilogram. However, he couldn’t beat the total of 318 kg, which is a World Record he set at the 2019 World Championships. 

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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