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WWC In Riyadh 2023, Day 3 – Men’s 61 kg Results: China leads the 3rd competition day

The third day of the competition in Riyadh brought us new winners in the Men’s 61 kg division from Group A. Top winners became closer to qualifying for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 due to their outstanding results.

Category   Gold Silver Bronze
Men 61kg
Snatch 🇨🇳LI Fabin 141 kg 🇮🇹Massidda Sergio 137 kg 🇬🇪Mishvelidze Shota 136 kg
C&J 🇺🇸Morris Hampton 168 kg JWR 🇨🇳LI Fabin 167 kg 🇲🇾Mohamad Bin 166 kg
Total 🇨🇳LI Fabin 308 kg JWR 🇮🇹Massidda Sergio 302 kg 🇨🇳Ding Hongjie 301 kg

The first place and gold moved to a lifter from China, Li Fabin, who did his best to lift 308 kg in total, 141 kg in Snatch, and 167 kg in Clean & Jerk. Moreover, he succeeded to break the Junior World Record in the total results. Li tried to break his own previous WR in Snatch of 146 kg on the third attempt, but, unfortunately, he failed to lift the weights. Still, the performance was pretty incredible and powerful.

WWC In Riyadh 2023 Men's 61kg
WWC In Riyadh 2023 Men’s 61kg

The second place was taken by Sergio Massida from Italy who struck silver with his Snatch of 137 kg, Clean & Jerk of 165 kg, and 302 kg total.


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The bronze medalist became Ding Hongjie, an athlete from China as well, who managed to do 301 kg total, 135 kg of Snatch, and 166 kg of Clean & Jerk.

Additionally, another Junior World Record in Clean and Jerk was broken by a lifter from the USA, Morris Hampton, who lifted 168 kg in the third attempt in the exercise.

Other athletes also showed great results today: Shota Mishvelidze from Georgia got bronze in a Snatch by lifting 136 kg. Also, Mohamad Bin Mas took bronze in C&J with his result of 166 kg.

Morris Hampton set Junior World Record in C&J

Stay tuned to our updates on this great world competition to be informed about all stats, highlights, and world record reviews.

Read the full report about each day of IWF World Championships 2023 in Riyadh 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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