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WWC 2023, Day 8 – Men’s 89 kg Results: the return of World Champions and a new winner reveal from Iran

Let’s admit: everyone was waiting for the performance in the category of Men’s 89 kg as it’s ranked to be one of the most competitive ones in this WWC Qualifying event.

We also had high hopes for the supposed leaders in this division, namely Li Dayin, Tian Tao, Nino Pizzolato, and Keydomar.

Category   Gold Silver Bronze
Snatch 🇦🇲Karapetyan Andranik 175 kg 🇲🇩Robu Marin 173 kg 🇻🇪Vallenilla Keydomar 171 kg
C&J 🇮🇷Javadi Mostafa 215 kg 🇨🇳Li Dayin 213 kg 🇻🇪Vallenilla Keydomar 210 kg
Total 🇮🇷Javadi Aliabadi 384 kg 🇨🇳Li Dayin 383 kg 🇻🇪Vallenilla Keydomar 381 kg

However, things turned out differently, and other lifters prevailed in this contest. The first place was taken unexpectedly by the representative of Iran, Mostafa Javadi who wasn’t among the leaders from the beginning. Nevertheless, the second and third places came to China and Venezuela respectively.


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So, after long-awaiting results and spectacular performances of the male weightlifters, finally we got the official confirmation of today’s evening score table. Iran, China, and Venezuela got on the podium today due to their unbelievable lifts:

Andranik Karapetyan (Armenia) did his winning Snatch of 175 kg.

The gold medal winner became Mostafa Javadi from Iran with a powerful 384 kg in total, Snatch of 169 kg, and Clean & Jerk of 215 kg.

Javadi AliabadiIn
Javadi AliabadiIn In Riyadh 2023 Men’s 89kg

The second place moved to the athlete from China Li Dayin who did 383 kg in total, 170 kg in Snatch, and 213 kg in Clean & Jerk.

And closing the Top list, an athlete from Venezuela Keydomar Vallenilla took bronze with 171 kg in Snatch, 210 kg in Clean & Jerk, and a total of 381 kg.

To sum up, we supposed that the Chinese team would perform better and win more medals. Apparently, Tian Tao failed both in Snatch and Clean & Jerk. But, an interesting fact claims that he’s a current World Record holder of C&J of 222 kg who defeated Karlos Nasar by one kilogram at the Asian Championships in Jinju 2023.

Winners of WWC In Riyadh 2023 Men’s 89kg

Another ambitious Chinese weightlifter Li Dayin succeeded in saving silver this time with 170 kg in Snatch and 213 kg in C&J. By the way, he’s also a current World Record holder in Snatch: he lifted 180 kg at the World Championships in Bogota 2022 by getting gold in his category.

Our today’s winner Mostafa Javadi previously won bronze at the Asian Championships in Jinju and silver at the World Championships in Tashkent 2021. This time he showed his best and lifted heavier weights by improving his prior total result by 20 kilograms.

Keydomar Vallenilla managed to improve his previous best result at the Pan-American Championships: C&J became better by 4 kilograms and the total by 6 kilograms.

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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