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Asian Weightlifting Championship 2024: Rira Suzuki won the Silver Medal in the Women’s 49 kg Division

On this fine Sunday, the 2024 Asian Championship finally kicked off in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and the interesting results started flooding the internet immediately.

One of the most exciting competitions today was the women’s 49 kg division, which gave us quite a few outstanding performances. 

Rira Suzuki was responsible for one of them. The Japanese weightlifter became one of the surprises of the tournament by not only winning a silver medal in the Clean & Jerk event but also second place overall.

Suzuki started off shakily during the snatch competition, managing to lift only 82 kg on her final attempt, which left her in 5th place overall behind all the other athletes fighting for a spot on the podium.


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However, the Japanese got her revenge during the C&J event, where she managed to lift 109 kg on her second attempt, which proved to be enough to give her second place overall. With a total of 191 kg, just one kilogram more than the third and fourth-placed women, Suzuki became this year’s Asian Championship silver medalist, a huge improvement from her results last year.

Just a reminder, in 2023, she finished in eighth place during the World Championship in Riyadh with a total of 187, so this is a huge improvement in her results. Her last podium finish before this one was during the 2021 World Championship in Tashkent, where she also managed to win a silver medal – so maybe Uzbekistan is her lucky country. 

This news, however, isn’t the last you’re going to see from the 2024 Asian Championship, so if you want to stay up-to-date with all the latest regarding one of the most exciting competitions prior to the Olympics, make sure to follow our blog and YouTube channel. And for more interactive content, you can check us out on Instagram 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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