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IWF 2024 Asian Championships: Ricko Saputra Won Silver in the 61 kg Division

During the second day of the Asian Weightlifting Championships, we were able to enjoy a spectacular battle with personal bests in the men’s 61 kg division. Due to the absence of team China, these Championships have been producing some memorable and maybe unexpected results, with one of them being delivered by Indonesian lifter Ricko Saptura.

On the second competition day, the Indonesian manager delivered a fantastic performance that gave him the silver medal in the category with a total of 291 kg. He managed to snatch 130 kg, which awarded him the third spot for that lift, and 161 kg on the Clean & Jerk, which was enough for a third-place finish for the lift.

Ricko Saputra
Ricko Saputra at Asia 2024, photo by weightliftinghouse

His combined result ended up being only one kilogram better than that of third-placed Trinh Van Vinh, but in the end, in weightlifting, even half a kilogram can make the difference. 

Prior to this event, Saptura had one gold medal in the 61 kg category at last year’s IWF Grand Prix in Havana, along with one bronze medal finish at the 2022 Asian Championships in Manama, so it’s safe to say that his performance yesterday was among his very best. 

Our coverage of the Asian Championship in Tashkent will continue until the 10th of February, so make sure to continue tracking all of the results live on our blog and social media channels to get all the latest news. And if you’re a fan of video content – 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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