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Mohamad Aniq Bin K. Won the Bronze Medal at the IWF Grand Prix II 

During day 3 of the IWF Grand Prix II in Doha, we witnessed quite fierce competition during the men’s 61 kg division, as unexpected lifters delivered results much better than what was expected.

One of the surprises of the day was Malaysian lifter Mohamad Aniq Bin Kasadan, who managed to win the bronze medal, even though he had to move up rank from Group C to Group A. His total of 296 kg was a 5 kg improvement from his last outing at the World Championship in Riyadh, as he managed to record a 126 kg snatch and a 170 kg clean-and-jerk during yesterday’s event.

Even though his snatch result barely put him in the top 10 in the men’s 61 kg division, his clean-and-jerk result was second only to that of the gold medalist Pak Myong Jin, who managed to lift one kilogram more to win the event.

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More About Mohamad Aniq Bin

Mohamad Aniq bin Kasdan is a Malaysian lifter who won the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and 2021 while also managing to get a silver medal at the men’s clean-and-jerk event at the 2021 World Weightlifting Championship.


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In 2022, on his journey to winning the gold medal, he managed to set a new clean-and-jerk Games record for the 61 kg men’s division – 142 kg, and he won Malaysia’s first medal and a first gold medal in the Games. 

Having said that, Mohamad’s performance was not the only exciting thing to happen during yesterday’s competition day at the World Cup in Doha. If you want to read a full recap of the men’s 61 kg event, then visit our blog here and to keep up-to-date with everything happening during the IWF Grand Prix II in Doha, don’t forget to visit our page daily, as our media team provides live news, results, and updates. 

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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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