IWF Grand Prix II, Qatar, Paris 2024 Qualifying Event: Day-by-day Recap and Full Results

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The time is fast approaching after the last World Championships in Riyadh. And for once we’re going to spectate no less exciting and dramatic performances of the world’s high-caliber weightlifters at the next Paris Olympics Qualifying stage held in Qatar, Doha.

With only a little over eight months to go before the 2024 Olympics start, the 2023 International Weightlifting Federation‘s Grand Prix II gathers promising and experienced athletes who are already committed to showing their ultimate form in the tough battle for medals and set new mind-blowing records.

This Qatar World Cup impresonates lifters’ hopes and dreams for gaining precious slots for Paris. Indeed, this platform will see weightlifting giants falls and rises, unforeseen events, and sure world-record-smashing lifts.

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What Is It?

Grand Prix II in Doha, Qatar is one of the important qualifying events for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. This IWF competition hosts over 700 weightlifters all over the world. Besides this World Cup, other Paris qualifier events are left that are the following: the 2024 Oceania Championships is run from February 23-25 in Auckland, New Zealand; and the final Olympic qualifier, the IWF World Cup in Pattaya, Thailand is going to be from March 31 to April 11.

When Does It Take Place?

This time, Grand Prix II runs from December 4 – 14 in Doha, Qatar.

Who Participates?

It’s expected that over 700 contenders will join this pivotal event, including current world champions, Olympic medalists, and world record holders.

Giulia Imperio at Grand Prix II 2023
Giulia Imperio at Grand Prix II 2023

Grand Prix II Schedule

As usual, 10 male and 10 female weight divisions are represented at this competition which will compete within the following schedule:

4th of December:

Men’s 55 kg, group A

5th of December:

Women’s 45 kg group A, Women’s 49 kg group A

6th of December:

Women’s 55 kg group A, Men’s 61 kg group A

7th of December:

Men’s 67 kg group A, Men’s 73 kg group A

8th of December:

Women’s 59 kg group A

9th of December:

Women’s 64 kg group A, Men’s 81 kg group A

10th of December:

Men’s 89 kg group A, Women’s 71 kg group A

11th of December:

Men’s 96 kg group A, Women’s 76 kg group A

12th of December:

Women’s 81 kg group A, Men’s 102 kg group A

13th of December:

Men’s 109 kg group A, Women’s 87 kg group A

14th of December:

Women’s 87+ kg group A, Men’s 109+ kg group A

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Final stats

Men’s results

Men’s 55 kg:

  • 🥇Pang Un Cho got total gold: 268 kg total, 116 kg in Snatch, and 152 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈Nugroho Satrio Adi from Indonesia took 3 silver medals with a total of 254 kg, 115 kg in Snatch, and 139 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉Yodage Dilanka Isuru Kumara from Sri Lanka succeeded in winning bronze with a total of 245 kg, 112 kg in Snatch, and 133 kg – C&J.

Video by @iwfnet

Men’s 61 kg:

  • 🥇Pak Myong Jin took the first place by performing 305 kg in total, 134 kg in Snatch, and 171 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈 Ceniza John Febuar from Philippines won silver of 298 kg totally, 133 kg in Snatch, and 165 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉 Mohamad Aniq bin Kasdan from Malaysia gained bronze of a total of 296 kg, 126 kg in Snatch, and 170 kg in C&J.

Men’s 67 kg:

  • 🥇Ri Won Ju won gold with a total of 317 kg, Snatch – 139 kg, and C&J of 178 kg.
  • 🥈 Dimov Ivan from Bulgaria took second place on the podium and silver with a total of 300 kg, Snatch of 140 kg and C&J of 160kg.
  • 🥉 Rashidov Bunyad from Turkmenistan saved the third spot by performing 298 kg in a total, 141 kg in Snatch, and 157 kg in C&J.

Men’s 73 kg:

  • 🥇 Ritvars Suharevs from Latvia surpassed his opponents today with 341 kg in total, 156 kg in Snatch, and 185 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈Shi Zhiyong from China gained a silver medal by performing 340 kg totally, 160 kg in Snatch, and 180 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉 Wichuma Weeraphon from Thailand became the bronze holder with a total of 334 kg, Snatch of 145 kg, and C&J of 189 kg.

Men’s 81 kg:

  • 🥇Ri Chong Song got total gold: 374 kg total, 165 kg in Snatch, and 209 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈 Abdullah Rahmat Erwin from Indonesia took a silver medal with a total of 362 kg, 161 kg in Snatch, and 201 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉Torayev Gaygysyz from Turkmenistan succeeded in winning bronze with a total of 338 kg, 150 kg in Snatch, and 188 kg – C&J.

Men’s 89 kg:

  • 🥇 Karlos Nasar from Bulgaria surpassed his opponents today with 393 kg in total, 170 kg in Snatch, and 223 kg in C&J (WR).
  • 🥈Lopez Lopez Yeison from Colombia gained a silver medal by performing 390 kg total, 180 kg in Snatch, and 210 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉 Antonino Pizzolato from Italy became the bronze holder with a total of 380 kg, Snatch of 170 kg, and C&J of 210 kg.
Karlos Nasar Qatar 2023
Karlos Nasar World Record

Men’s 96 kg:

  • 🥇Matyakubov Shahzadbek from Turkmenistan got 371 kg total, 167 kg in Snatch, and 204 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈Hovhannisyan Davit from Armenia took silver with a total of 370 kg, 170 kg in Snatch, and 200 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉Yang Tae Bong succeeded in winning bronze with a total of 362 kg, 161 kg in Snatch, and 201 kg – C&J.

Men’s 102 kg:

  • 🥇El-Bakh Fares Ibrahim from Qatar surpassed his opponents today with 400 kg in total, 176 kg in Snatch, and 224 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈Liu Huanhua from China gained a silver medal by performing 398 kg in total, 176 kg in Snatch, and 222 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉Karapetyan Garik from Armenia became the bronze holder with a total of 391 kg, Snatch of 180 kg, and C&J of 211 kg.
El-Bakh Fares Ibrahim

Men’s 109 kg:

  • 🥇Dadashbayli Dadash from Azerbaijan won gold with a total of 388 kg, Snatch – 176 kg, and C&J of 212 kg.
  • 🥈 Rasulbekov Bekdoolot from Kyrgyzstan took second place on the podium and silver with a total of 381 kg, Snatch of 162 kg, and C&J of 219 kg.
  • 🥉 Taniela Rainibogi from Fiji saved third spot by performing 380 kg in total, 170 kg in Snatch, and 210 kg in C&J.

Men’s 109+ kg:

  • 🥇 Varazdat Lalayan from Armenia got 3 gold medals due to 441 kg in total, 200 kg in Snatch, and 241 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈 Martirosyan Simon from Armenia took a silver medal with a total of 430 kg, 190 kg in Snatch, and 240 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉 Ziaziulin Eduard clinched bronze with a total of 418 kg, 193 kg in Snatch, and 225 kg – C&J.
Varazdat Lalayan
Varazdat Lalayan

Women’s results

Women’s 45 kg:

  • 🥇Won Nyon Sim won 3 gold medals: 155 kg total, 82 kg in Snatch, and 99 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈Ramos Amis Rose Jean from the Philippines took silver with a total of 155 kg, 70 kg in Snatch, and 85 kg in C&J.

Women’s 49 kg:

  • 🥇 Jiang Huihua from China took the first place with 216 kg of total, 96 kg in Snatch, and 120 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈Ri Song Gum won silver with a total of 213 kg, 93 kg in Snatch, and 120 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉 Hou Zhihui from China gained bronze with a total of 209 kg, 96 kg in Snatch, and 113 kg – C&J.
Hou Zhihui at Grand Prix II 2023
Hou Zhihui at Grand Prix II 2023

Women’s 55 kg:

  • 🥇Ri Su Yon got 2 gold medals with a total of 210 kg, 94 kg in Snatch, and 116 kg of C&J.
  • 🥈Khambao Surodchana from Thailand was the second in this contest by performing 193 kg totally, with a Snatch of 84 kg, and 109 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉 Aleksandra Grigoryan from Armenia took the third place by doing a total of 189 kg, Snatch – 81 kg, and C&J of 108 kg.

Women’s 59 kg:

  • 🥇Luo Shifang from China claimed a victory today by winning gold with 247 kg in total, 108 kg in Snatch, and 139 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈Kim Il Gyong took a silver medal with the following results: 243 kg total, 107 kg in Snatch, and 136 kg in C&J (JWR)
  • 🥉Charron Maude from Canada secured bronze by performing 233 kg totally, 104 kg in Snatch, and 129 kg in C&J.

Women’s 64 kg:

  • 🥇 Ri Suk prevailed her rivals with 260 kg in total, 114 kg in Snatch, and 146 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈Rim Un Sin gained a silver medal by performing 254 kg total, 113 kg in Snatch, and 141 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉 Ayodele Ruth Imoleayo from Nigeria became the bronze holder with a total of 218 kg, Snatch of 98 kg, and C&J of 120 kg.

Women’s 71 kg:

  • 🥇 Song Kuk Hyang prevailed over her rivals with 269 kg in total, 120 kg in Snatch, and 149 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈Liao Guifang from China gained a silver medal by performing 264 kg total, 116 kg in Snatch, and 148 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉 Olivia Reeves from the USA became the bronze holder with a total of 262 kg, Snatch of 115 kg, and C&J of 147 kg.
REEVES Olivia Lynn
Olivia Reeves

Women’s 76 kg:

  • 🥇Jong Chun Hui from claimed a victory today by winning gold with 250 kg in total, 115 kg in Snatch, and 135 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈Brazaite Gintare from Lithuania took a silver medal with the following results: 225 kg total,100 kg in Snatch, and 125 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉Gonzalez Alexia from the USA secured bronze by performing 207 kg total, 93 kg in Snatch, and 114 kg in C&J.

Women’s 81 kg:

  • 🥇 Liang Xiaomei from China prevailed over with 284 kg in total, 123 kg in Snatch, and 161 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈Wang Zhouyu from China gained a silver medal by performing 268 kg total, 120 kg in Snatch, and 148 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉 Cikamatana Eileen from Australia became the bronze medalist with a total of 261 kg, Snatch of 112 kg, and C&J of 149 kg.
Liang Xiaomei Qatar
Liang Xiaomei

Women’s 87 kg:

  • 🥇 Khurshudyan Hripsime from Armenia took the first place with 232 kg of total, 106 kg in Snatch, and 126 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈Rustamova Anamjan from Turkmenistan won silver with a total of 231 kg, 105 kg in Snatch, and 126 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉 Hakobyan Tatev from Armenia gained bronze with a total of 230 kg, 107 kg in Snatch, and kg – 123 C&J.

Women’s 87+ kg:

  • 🥇 Theisen Lappen Mary from the USA surpassed her contenders with 283 kg in total, 120 kg in Snatch, and 163 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈Chaidee Duangaksorn from Thailand got silver with 273 kg total, 121 kg in Snatch, and 152 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉 Sipaia Iuniarra from Samoa became the bronze holder with a total of 262 kg, Snatch of 109 kg, and C&J of 153 kg.
Theisen Lappen Mary
Theisen Lappen Mary

All-Time Medal Table by Country

Country 🥇Gold 🥈Silver 🥉Bronze Total
China 11 9 3 23
Armenia 5 6 7 21
USA 3   8 11
Thailand 2 4 4 10
Indonesia   6 1 7
Turkmenistan 4 2 3 9
Colombia 2 1 2 5
Philippines 3 1   4
Bulgaria 2 2   4
Canada   1 3 4
Qatar 2   1 3
Latvia 1 1 1 3
Lithuania   3   3
Australia   1 2 3
Nigeria     3 3
Fiji   1 2 3
Azerbaijan 2 1   3
Kyrgyzstan 1 1 1 3
Samoa   1 2 3
Sri Lanka   2   2
Malaysia   1 1 2
Venezuela     2 2
Kazakhstan   1   1
Albania     1 1
Italy     1 1
Austria     1 1

Day-by-Day Recap

14.12 (Day 11)

Women’s +87 kg

Snatch results:

  • Robles Sarah from the USA showed the best result in Snatch of 124 kg from the second attempt.
  • Chaidee Duangaksorn from Thailand was second in this exercise with 121 kg.
  • Theisen Lappen Mary from the USA got bronze with 120 kg.

C&J results:

  • Theisen Lappen Mary from the USA saved a gold medal by lifting 163 kg.
  • Sipaia Iuniarra from Samoa took second place with 153 kg.
  • Chaidee Duangaksorn from Thailand secured bronze by performing 152 kg.

Total results:

  • Theisen Lappen Mary from the USA became the leader today with 283 kg in total.
  • Chaidee Duangaksorn from Thailand got a silver medal by lifting 273 kg.
  • Sipaia Iuniarra from Samoa closed the Top 3 list of a total 262 kg.
Mary Theisen Lappen

Men’s +109 kg

Snatch results:

  • Lalayan Varazdat from Armenia showed the best result in Snatch of 200 kg from the thirst attempt.
  • Ziaziulin Eduard was the second in this exercise with 193 kg.
  • Martirosyan Simon from Armenia got bronze with 190 kg.

C&J results:

  • Lalayan Varazdat from Armenia saved a gold medal by lifting 241 kg.
  • Martirosyan Simon from Armenia took second place with 240 kg.
  • Ziaziulin Eduard secured bronze by performing 225 kg.

Total results:

  • Lalayan Varazdat from Armenia became the leader today with 441 kg in total.
  • Martirosyan Simon from Armenia got a silver medal by lifting 430 kg.
  • Ziaziulin Eduard closed the Top 3 list with a total of  418 kg.
Varazdat Lalayan Clean

13.12 (Day 10)

The next-to-last competition day showed us tens of eye-grabbing moments in the Men’s 109-kg and Women’s 87-kg categories, as heavyweight divisions were on the podium on the Day 10. Each lifter was on the edge of their physical capabilities trying to lift heavier weights and make their country’s anthem sound on the award ceremony.

Men’s 109 kg

Snatch results:

  • Dadashbayli Dadash from Azerbajzan showed the best result in Snatch of 176 kg from the third attempt.
  • Rainibogi Taniela from Fiji was the second in this exercise with 170 kg.
  • Martirosjan Sargis from Austria got bronze with 166 kg.

C&J results:

  • Rasulbekov Bekdoolot from Kyrgyzstan saved a gold medal by lifting 219 kg.
  • Dadashbayli Dadash from Azerbajzan took second place with 212 kg.
  • Rainibogi Taniela from Fiji secured bronze by performing 210 kg.

Total results:

  • Dadashbayli Dadash from Azerbajzan became the leader today with 388 kg in total.
  • Rasulbekov Bekdoolot from Kyrgyzstan got a silver medal by lifting 381 kg.
  • Rainibogi Taniela from Fiji closed the Top 3 list of a total 380 kg.
Dadashbayli Dadash
Dadashbayli Dadash

Women’s 87 kg

Snatch results:

  • Hakobyan Tatev from Armenia showed the best result in Snatch of 107 kg from the third attempt.
  • Khurshudyan Hripsime from Armenia was the second in this exercise with 106 kg.
  • Rustamova Anamjan from Turkmenistan got bronze with 105 kg.

C&J results:

  • Rustamova Anamjan from Turkmenistan saved a gold medal by lifting 126 kg.
  • Khurshudyan Hripsime from Armenia took second place with 126 kg.
  • Hakobyan Tatev from Armenia secured bronze by performing 123 kg.

Total results:

  • Khurshudyan Hripsime from Armenia became the leader today with 232 kg in total.
  • Rustamova Anamjan from Turkmenistan got a silver medal by lifting 231 kg.
  • Hakobyan Tatev from Armenia closed the Top 3 list of a total 230 kg.
Khurshudyan Hripsime
Khurshudyan Hripsime

12.12 (Day 9)

Women’s 81 kg

Snatch results:

  • Liang Xiaomei from China showed the best result in Snatch of 123 kg on the third attempt.
  • Wang Zhouyu from China was the second in this exercise with 120 kg.
  • Cikamatana Eileen from Australia got bronze with 112 kg.

C&J results:

  • Liang Xiaomei from China saved a gold medal by lifting 161 kg (WR).
  • Cikamatana Eileen from Australia took second place with 149 kg.
  • Wang Zhouyu from China secured bronze by performing 148 kg.

Total results:

  • Liang Xiaomei from China became the leader today with 284 total (WR).
  • Wang Zhouyu from China got a silver medal by lifting 268 kg.
  • Cikamatana Eileen from Australia closed the Top 3 list with a total of 261 kg.
Liang Xiaomei Qatar

Men’s 102 kg

Snatch results:

  • Karapetyan Garik from Armenia showed the best result in a Snatch of 180 kg on the third attempt.
  • Tsikhantsou Yauheni was the second in this exercise with 177 kg.
  • El-Bakh Fares Ibrahim from Qatar got bronze with 176 kg.

C&J results:

  • El-Bakh Fares Ibrahim from Qatar saved a gold medal by lifting 224 kg.
  • Liu Huanhua from China took the second place with 222 kg.
  • Opeloge Don from Samoa secured bronze by performing 216 kg.

Total results:

  • El-Bakh Fares Ibrahim from Qatar became the leader today with 400 total.
  • Liu Huanhua from China got a silver medal by lifting 398 kg.
  • Karapetyan Garik from Armenia closed the Top 3 list with a total of 391 kg.
Elbakh Fares Ibrahim

11.12 (Day 8)

Men’s 96 kg

Snatch results:

  • Hovhannisyan Davit from Armenia showed the best result in Snatch of 170 kg from the third attempt.
  • Matyakubov Shahzadbek from Turkmenistan was the second in this exercise with 167 kg.
  • Asayonak Petr got bronze with 162 kg.

C&J results:

  • Matyakubov Shahzadbek from Turkmenistan saved a gold medal by lifting 204 kg.
  • Yang Tae Bong took second place with 201 kg.
  • Hovhannisyan Davit from Armenia secured bronze by performing 200 kg.

Total results:

  • Matyakubov Shahzadbek from Turkmenistan became the leader today with 371 kg total.
  • Hovhannisyan Davit from Armenia got a silver medal by lifting 370 kg.
  • Yang Tae Bong closed the Top 3 list of a total 362 kg.
Matyakubov Shahzadbek at IWF Grand Prix II
Matyakubov Shahzadbek at IWF Grand Prix II

Women’s 76 kg

Snatch results:

  • Jong Chun Hui showed the best result in Snatch of 115 kg from the third attempt.
  • Brazaite Gintare from Lithuania was second in this exercise with 100 kg.
  • Gonzalez Alexia from the USA got bronze with 93 kg.

C&J results:

  • Jong Chun Hui saved a gold medal by lifting 135 kg.
  • Brazaite Gintare from Lithuania took second place with 125 kg.
  • Gonzalez Alexia from the USA secured bronze by performing 114 kg.

Total results:

  • Jong Chun Hui became the leader today with 250 kg total.
  • Brazaite Gintare from Lithuania got a silver medal by lifting 225 kg.
  • Gonzalez Alexia from the USA closed the Top 3 list with a total of 207 kg.
Brazaite Gintare
Brazaite Gintare

10.12 (Day 7)

Men’s 89 kg

Snatch results:

  • Lopez Lopez Yeison from Colombia showed the best result in Snatch of 180 kg from the third attempt.
  • Santavy Boady Robert from Canada was the second in this exercise with 172 kg.
  • Keydomar Vallenilla from Venezuela got bronze with 171 kg.

C&J results:

  • Karlos Nasar from Bulgaria saved a gold medal by lifting 223 kg and setting a World Record.
  • Ro Kwang Ryol took second place with 211 kg.
  • Lopez Lopez Yeison from Colombia secured bronze by performing 210 kg.

Total results:

  • Karlos Nasar from Bulgaria became the leader today with 393 kg total.
  • Lopez Lopez Yeison from Colombia got a silver medal by lifting 390 kg.
  • Antonino Pizzolato from Italy closed the Top 3 list of a total 380 kg.

Women’s 71 kg

Snatch results:

  • Song Kuk Hyang showed the best result in Snatch of 120 kg from the third attempt.
  • Liao Guifang from China was second in this exercise with 116 kg.
  • Olovia Reeves from the USA got bronze with 115 kg (JWR).

C&J results:

  • Song Kuk Hyang saved a gold medal by lifting 149 kg.
  • Liao Guifang from China took second place with 148 kg.
  • Olivia Reeves from the USA secured bronze by performing 147 kg.

Total results:

  • Song Kuk Hyang became the leader today with 269 total.
  • Liao Guifang from China got a silver medal by lifting 264 kg.
  • Olivia Reeves from the USA closed the Top 3 list with a total of 262 kg.
Olivia Reeves

09.12 (Day 6)

The sixth day of the competitions in Doha was full of worthy moments that made history for the Women’s 64-kg and Men’s 81-kg categories. The leaders proved beyond all doubt that theta are worthy to rank well in the Top 3. Let’s see today’s stars who impressed us with striking lifts.

Women’s 64 kg

Snatch results:

  • Ri Suk showed the best result in Snatch of 114 kg from the third attempt.
  • Rim Un Sin was the second in this exercise with 113 kg.
  • Ayodele Ruth Imoleayo from Nigeria got bronze with 98 kg.

C&J results:

  • Ri Suk saved a gold medal by jerking 146 kg.
  • Rim Un Sin took second place with 141 kg.
  • Ayodele Ruth Imoleayo from Nigeria secured bronze by performing 120 kg.

Total results:

  • Ri Suk became the leader today with 260 kg in total.
  • Rim Un Sin got a silver medal by lifting 254 kg.
  • Ayodele Ruth Imoleayo from Nigeria closed the Top 3 list of a total 218 kg.

Men’s 81 kg

Snatch results:

  • Ri Chong Song showed the best result in Snatch of 165 kg from the third attempt.
  • Abdullah Rahmat Erwin from Indonesia was the second in this exercise with 161 kg.
  • Calja Briken from Albania got bronze with 155 kg.

C&J results:

  • Ri Chong Song saved a gold medal by lifting 209 kg.
  • Abdullah Rahmat Erwin from Indonesia took the second place with 201 kg.
  • Torayev Gaygysyz from Turkmenistan secured bronze by performing 188 kg.

Total results:

  • Ri Chong Song became the leader today with 374 total.
  • Abdullah Rahmat Erwin from Indonesia got a silver medal by lifting 362 kg.
  • Torayev Gaygysyz from Turkmenistan closed the Top 3 list of a total 338 kg.
Abdullah Rahmat Erwin
Abdullah Rahmat Erwin

08.12 (Day 5)

The battle between female weightlifters from the 59-kg class was pretty interesting and breathtaking. Division’s giants who are highly titled World and European Champions did a thrilling performance everyone expected.

Women’s 59 kg

Snatch results:

  • Luo Shifang from China made 108 kg and took gold.
  • Kim Il Gyong got silver with a Snatch of 107 kg.
  • Charron Maude from Canada won bronze by lifting 104 kg.

C&J results:

  • Luo Shifang from China became a gold winner with 139 kg.
  • Kim Il Gyong jerked 136 kg and took silver. She also set the Junior World Record.
  • Charron Maude from Canada secured bronze with a 129 kg lift.

Total results:

  • Luo Shifang from China was a total leader with 247 kg total.
  • Kim Il Gyong became a silver medalist by getting 243 kg overall.
  • Charron Maude from Canada got bronze with 233 kg in total.

07.12 (Day 4)

Overall, the performance at both Men’s divisions was full of tense and at the same time eye-grabbing moments. Category’s leaders were performing at their best trying to prevail the rivals with more weight gaps at each round.

Men’s 67 kg

Snatch results:

  • Rashidov Bunyad from Turkmenistan lifted 141 kg that brought him gold.
  • Dimov Ivan from Bulgaria took silver with 140 kg.
  • Ri Won Ju snatched with 139 kg and won bronze.

C&J results:

  • Ri Won Ju became the leader in this round with 178 kg.
  • Akmolda Sairanikez from Kazakhstan secured silver by jerking 168 kg.
  • Muratbek Uulu Ishimbek from Kyrgyzstan became a bronze medalist with a lift of 164 kg.

Total results:

  • Ri Won Ju became a gold winner with 317 kg total.
  • Dimov Ivan clinched a silver medal with a result of 300 kg.
  • Rashidov Bunyad finished third with  kg in 298 kg total.
Rashidov Bunyad
Rashidov Bunyad

Men’s 73 kg

Snatch results:

  • Shi Zhiyong from China made a solid lift of 160 kg.
  • Suharevs Ritvars from Latvia did 156 kg and got silver.
  • Mosquera Luis Javier from Colombia succeeded to lift 150 kg.

C&J results:

  • Wichuma Weeraphon from Thailand became gold medalist with 189 kg.
  • Mayora Pernia Julio Ruben from Venezuela showed the second-best result of 188 kg.
  • Suharevs Ritvars from Latvia took bronze thanks to the 3rd lift 185 kg.

Total results:

  • Suharevs Ritvars became today’s winner by performing 341 kg overall.
  • Shi Zhiyong finished second with 340 kg.
  • Wichuma Weeraphon gained a bronze win with 334 kg in total.

06.12 (Day 3)

Today we had a unique opportunity to watch two categories of Group A – Women’s 55 kg and Men’s 61 kg.

Women’s 55 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Ri Su Yon won gold by lifting 94 kg.
  • Khambao Surodchana from Thailand took silver with  84 kg.
  • Lin Cheng Jing became the bronze medalist in this round with 82 kg.

C&J results:

  • Kang Hyon Gyong got gold with 122 kg.
  • Ri Su Yon secured second spot by lifting 116 kg.
  • Khambao Surodchana from Thailand lifted  109 kg and secured bronze.

Total results:

  • Ri Su Yon became a winner with a total of 210 kg.
  • Khambao Surodchana from Thailand lifted a total 193 kg.
  • Aleksandra Grigoryan from Armenia clinched bronze of  189 kg.

Men’s 61 kg:

Snatch results:

  • Li Fabin from China won gold thanks to his successful third attempt with 137 kg.
  • Indonesian athlete Irawan Eko Yuli became second with 136 kg.
  • Pak Myong Jin became a bronze medalist with 134 kg.

C&J results:

  • Pak Myong Jin performed 171 kg at the third attempt.
  • Mohamad Aniq bin Kasdan secured silver by lifting 170 kg.
  • Morris Hampton Miller closed the Top 3 list with 170 kg lift.

Total results:

  • Pak Myong Jin became a gold medal holder with a total of 305 kg.
  • Ceniza John Febuar took silver with 298 kg.
  • Mohamad Aniq bin Kasdan won bronze due to 296 kg totally.

05.12 (Day 2)

This day, we’re going to spectate tough competition between lifters in two categories from Group A – Women’s 45 kg and 49 kg.

Women’s Cat. 45 kg

Snatch results:

  • Won Hyon Sim was the leader today by getting gold in Snatch of 82 kg.
  • Philippine athlete Ramos Amis Rose Jean took silver in Snatch with 70 kg.

C&J results:

  • Won Hyon Sim took gold in C&J – 99 kg.
  • Ramos Amis Rose Jean from the Philippines won silver in C&J of 85 kg.

Total results:

  • Won Hyon Sim won gold in a total of 181 kg.
  • Ramos Amis Rose Jean became second with a total of 155 kg.

Women’s Cat. 49 kg

Snatch results:

  • Hou Zhihui from China was the leader today by getting gold in Snatch of 96 kg.
  • Another Chinese athlete Jiang Huihua took silver with 96 kg.
  • Ri Song Gum closed the Top 3 by taking bronze in Snatch – 93 kg.

C&J results:

  • Ri Song Gum took gold in C&J – 120 kg.
  • Jiang Huihua from China won silver in C&J of 120 kg.
  • Hou Zhihui from China got bronze in C&J by making 113 kg.

Total results:

  • Jiang Huihua won gold in a total of 216 kg.
  • Ri Song Gum won second place with a total of 213 kg.
  • Hou Zhihui got bronze by making 209 kg in total.

04.12 (Day 1)

On the first day of the Grand Prix II in Doha, men in the category up to 55 kg were competing aiming for the podium. 

Men’s Cat. 55 kg:

Snatch results: 

  • Pang Un Chol got gold in Snatch of 116 kg.
  • Nugroho Satrio Adi from Indonesia won silver by performing Snatch of 115 kg.
  • An Indonesian athlete Rizqih Muhamad Ibnul took bronze medals in Snatch of 113 kg.

Clean & Jerk results:

  • Pang Un Chol got gold in Clean & Jerk as well by lifting 152 kg.
  • Nugroho Satrio Adi from Indonesia took silver with 139 kg.
  • Yodage Dilanka Isuru Kumara from Sri Lanka secured bronze with 133 kg.

Total results:

  • Pang Un Chol got total gold by lifting 268 kg.
  • Nugroho Satrio Adi from Indonesia became second with 254 kg in a total.
  • Yodage Dilanka Isuru Kumara from Sri Lanka clinched bronze by lifting 245 kg.

Men’s Cat. 61 kg:

  • 🥇Pak Myong Jin took the first place by performing 305 kg in total, 134 kg in Snatch, and 171 kg in C&J.
  • 🥈 Ceniza John Febuar from Philippines won silver of 298 kg totally, 133 kg in Snatch, and 165 kg in C&J.
  • 🥉 Mohamad Aniq bin Kasdan from Malaysia gained bronze of a total of 296 kg, 126 kg in Snatch, and 170 kg in C&J.

WR Recap and Highlights

In this section, you can follow interesting stats for each day of the competition. We’ll mention athletes who succeeded in breaking records in the particular weight category.

Day 5 (08.12)

Kim Il Gyong set the Junior World Record in Clean & Jerk by lifting 136 kg. Her previous result in this exercise was 135 kg she performed at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou.

Day 6 (09.12)

  • Ri Suk set the Junior World Record in Clean & Jerk by lifting 146 kg.

Day 7 (10.12)

  • Karlos Nasar set a new World Record in Clean & Jerk of 223 kg by reclaiming his previous title at the European Championships.
  • Olivia Reeves set the Junior World Record in Snatch of 115 kg.
Karlos Nasar Qatar 2023

Day 9 (12.12)

  • Liang Xiaomei set a new World Record in Clean & Jerk of 161 kg, and a total of 284 kg.
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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