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Man Asaad won the Gold Medal for the Men’s 109 kg+ Event at the 2024 IWF Asian Championships

As we all know, it’s the heavyweights that close out the competition typically, and in our case, the final day of the 2024 IWF Asian Championships didn’t disappoint with the men’s 109 kg and 109 kg+ categories unfolding. 

In an intense competition till the very end, Man Asaad managed to clinch the gold medal for the men’s 109 kg+ category by just one kilogram, defeating Bahrain’s representative Gor Minasyan.

Man Asaad

Asaad didn’t get off to the best start, only lifting 192 kg on the snatch, which was just one kilogram more than Ali Yusur, who finished in third place overall. However, after that, for his clean & jerk, he managed to get 252 kg for the gold medal for the lift and for the gold medal for the event.

Thanks to the fact that his C&J was ten kilograms more than that of second-placed Gor Minasyan, the representative of Syria managed to get the gold medal for his country. 

Prior to this competition, Man Asaad had won two gold medals at the Arab Games, a gold and a silver medal from the Mediterranean Games, and his biggest achievement to this day – a bronze medal from the Olympic Games in Tokyo. 

For more coverage of the Asian Championship in Tashkent, make sure to check out all the latest news on our blog and follow us on all social media channels for even more content. And if you’re a fan of watching videos – our YouTube channel is there for you as well. 

Read the full report about each day of the 2024 Asian Weightlifting Championships prepared by our media team. Don’t miss the opportunity to stay updated and follow this great event in the Olympic weightlifting world with us from the very beginning till the end!

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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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