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Liu Huanhua won Gold In the Men’s 102 kg Category at the 2024 IWF Weightlifting World Cup 

As the IWF World Cup in Thailand reaches its climax, the excitement builds to unveil the contenders who will grace the stage at the summer Olympic Games.

With the competition entering its decisive phase, the heavyweight divisions are primed for action, and the men’s 102 kg category has already proven to be a thrilling spectacle.

Liu Huanhua
Liu Huanhua Gold C&J at IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024

Liu Huanhua came in as the undisputed favorite in the category, and his performance showcased that spectators were right about what to expect from him.

The Chinese weightlifter didn’t start the competition day in the best way possible, finishing fifth in the Snatch, having lifted 181 kg.


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However, during the Clean & Jerk, he absolutely dominated the competition, lifting 232 kg on his final attempt, winning the gold medal for the lift and setting a new World Record for the category. 

After that thrilling performance and a total of 413 kg, Huanhua secured the gold medal for the category, leading by 12 kg and putting himself in a prime position for the Olympics later on this year. 

Liu Huanhua
Liu Huanhua Gold C&J at IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024

Currently, Liu Huanhua holds multiple total and Clean & Jerk records in the 102 kg category and has already won the World & Asian Championships. The only major accolade left to win is the Olympic Gold medal, which he will be targeting in Paris. 

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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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