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Sarvarbek Zafarjonov won Silver at the Men’s 89 kg event at the 2024 IWF Asian Championships

On the 6th day of the 2024 Asian Championships, we had quite the intense showdown in the men’s 89 kg event, where medals were decided by only a kilogram of difference.

For Sarvarbek Zafarjonov, it was both a day where he won a silver medal and a day where he lost the gold medal by just one kilogram. 

Unfortunately for the home country, Uzbekistan, their representative didn’t manage to win the ultimate prize.

However, he did show an incredible performance. For his snatch lift, he got the gold medal, lifting 167 kg on his third attempt (a result that improves on his previous one of 166 kg);


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Sarvarbek Zafarjonov
Sarvarbek Zafarjonov

Along with that, he finished in fourth place in the Clean & Jerk lift with 195 kg, just one kilogram less than third-placed Amur Salim Al Khanjari. His total of 362 kg was enough for him to get the silver medal for the men’s 89 kg category, but still, the fact that the first place slipped by one kilogram must be haunting. 

In his career so far, Savrabek has won the Islamic Solidarity Games once in 2021, and he has a silver medal from the 2021 World Championships, which were again held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 

For more coverage of the Asian Championship in Tashkent, make sure to continue tracking all of the results live on our blog and to follow us on all 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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