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Torayev Gaygysyz Clinches Dual Bronze in Total and Clean & Jerk Competitions at 2023 IWF Grand Prix II in Qatar

Torayev Gaygysyz, a weightlifter from Turkmenistan impressed the audience with his talent and unwavering determination at the 2023 IWF Grand Prix II held in Doha, Qatar.

Participating in the men‘s 81 kg category, he proudly earned two bronze medals further establishing his growing prominence in the realm of sports.

Torayev’s remarkable accomplishments at this event are a testament to his commitment and natural aptitude solidifying his status as an athlete deserving of attention in competitions.

Torayev’s Remarkable Performance at the IWF Grand Prix II

The standout moment of the event was Torayev’s success in the Totals. Showing a mix of talent, power, and determination he managed to lift a weight of 338 kg. Earning himself a respected bronze medal. This achievement not only adds to his impressive list of accomplishments but also marks a major milestone in his career reflecting his unwavering commitment and perseverance. 


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Torayev’s Clean & Jerk performance was equally impressive. He successfully lifted 188 kg securing another bronze medal and establishing himself as a contender in the international arena.

In addition to his success at the Grand Prix Torayev also left a lasting impression at the World Weightlifting Championships held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There he lifted 193 kg in the C&J earning himself another deserved bronze medal. His overall lift of 343 kg, during this championship was his best yet – an improvement of 24 kg.

Torayev Gaygysyz
Torayev Gaygysyz at Grand Prix II, photo by

More About Torayev Gaygysyz

Torayev Gaygysyz embarks, on his journey from Sakarchage, his hometown under the guidance of coach Shatlyk Durdyklychev. Currently, he is training alongside Mansur Rejepov the team’s head coach. Torayev has consistently demonstrated improvement in his performance.

It is worth mentioning that he secured a medal at the qualifying tournament in Havana and showcased skills at the IWF Grand Prix. Additionally, he delivered performances at the Asian Championships.

Torayev’s rise in weightlifting stands as a testament to his dedication, resilience, and relentless pursuit of greatness. His recent international displays not only earned him deserved recognition but also elevated Turkmenistan’s standing in this sport.

For more information about Torayev’s performance and get an overview of the IWF Grand Prix II and World Weightlifting Championships, which includes notable moments and thorough analyses you can visit: IWF Grand Prix II – Men’s 81 Kg Results and IWF Grand Prix II – Paris 2024 Qualifying Event.

Torayev’s achievements serve as an inspiration for weightlifters and sports enthusiasts. His journey emphasizes the importance of determination and commitment, in achieving greatness in the world of sports. As Torayev continues to advance in his career he undoubtedly establishes himself as a talent to watch out for with the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games and beyond.

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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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