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Rahmat Erwin Abdullah Won the Gold Medal in the 73 kg Men’s Event at the 2024 IWF Asian Championships

Indonesia has been having an incredible Asian Championship this year, and in the absence of team China, it has managed to snatch 12 medals in total so far. Two of them came during the men’s 73 kg event, where Rizki Juniansyah won bronze, and Rahmat Erwin Abdullah came away with the ultimate prize – the gold medal. 

Abdullah showed up ready to take the top spot and managed to not only win the total Gold medal but also win it for the two individual lifts.

He got 159 kg on the snatch (one kg more than the second-placed Rizki Juniansyah) and 204 on the Clean & Jerk (almost 10 kg more than the lifter at second place), all came up to a total of 363 kg – 10 kg more than the silver medalist, which just shows Abdullah’s dominance during this competition. 

Rahmat Erwin Abdullah
Rahmat Erwin Abdullah

Prior to this win, Rahmat Erwin Abdullah had already won two gold medals and a silver medal at the 73 kg event at the World Championships in 2021, 2022, and 2023. He is also a bronze medalist at the Olympic Games in Tokuo and a gold medalist at the 2022 Asian Games.

Even though all of his success came in the 73 kg division, last year he tried to switch and competed in the 81 kg division during the IWF Grand Prix in Doha; however, he ended up switching back to his old category this year. 

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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

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