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2024 IWF Asian Championships: Runa Segawa Got Silver in the Clean and Jerk 71 kg Women’s Event

Day 5 of the Asian Championships continued to bring us exciting and maybe unexpected results, and that specifically applies to the women’s kg category.

As we hit the halfway mark of the competition, the atmosphere is getting more and more intense, especially as soon as the heavyweight categories are set to start. 

For team Japan, these Asian Championships have been relatively successful as a lot of their lifters managed to improve on past results.

That also happened in the women’s 71 kg category when Runa Segawa not only got a silver medal for her Clean&Jerk lift but also improved Japan’s national record (previously held by her) by 1 kg.


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Runa Segawa at Asia 2024, photo by @weightliftinghouse

During the competition, Segawa started shakily, only managing to place 7th after the snatch and lifting 100 kg in total. However, her best performance came at the right time – after not being able to lift 124 kg on the first attempt, she rehabilitated and succeeded in lifting the same amount on the second try. Her third and final attempt was 6 kg – 130 kg, and she managed to lift it and win the silver medal for the Clean&Jerk, 

Runa Segawa has been representing Team Japan quite well over the last few years, setting two national records for the 71 kg category – one for the Clean & Jerk and another for the total amount lifted.

This news 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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