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At the 2024 IWF Weightlifting World Cup Son Younghee won Bronze in the Women’s 87+ kg Category 

On the eleventh day of the IWF World Cup in Phuket, we witnessed a remarkable lifting session in the Women’s +87 kg weight category, with the best heavyweight female weightlifters in the world competing for a spot in the Olympic Games this year.

As expected, we saw the favorites deliver fantastic performances, and some new names appeared on the stage. 

Son Younghee Bronze Snatch at IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024

Son Younghee from South Korea is one of them. Previously competing in the 75 kg category, Younghee has now moved to the 87+ kg one and is hoping to achieve more success.

This competition proved she is fully capable of that as she began by lifting 122 kg on the Snatch and getting the bronze medal for the lift. The South Korean continued her great showing with a 161 kg lift on the Clean & Jerk, which got her the second bronze medal for the day.


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With a total of 283 kg, Younghee became the second South Korean on the podium, winning the overall bronze medal for the category. 

In her career so far, Son Younghee has won one World title in the 87+ kg category and has multiple silver medals from the Asian Championships in the same category. During the previous Olympic cycle, Younghee competed in the lower weight class, however couldn’t manage to achieve great success.

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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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