18th Asian Games successfully concluded yesterday
The weightlifting competition in Jakarta, Indonesia ended yesterday with DPR Korean lifter Kim Kuk-hyang taking the last gold medal in women’s +75kg bodyweight category.
This was North Korea’s 8th gold medal on this competition, 10 medals in total taking the lead in the medals ranking.
Thailand won 7 medals, while Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea ended up on the third-place tie in the ranking with 5 medals each.
Iranian MORADI Sohrab broke the 94kg World Record in the Snatch with a 189kg lift, which was the longest standing record, since 1999. MORADI now holds all the World Records in this bodyweight category.
IRAWAN Eko Yuli won the first Asian Games gold medal for his country on home soil. The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo watched his athlete’s triumph and decorated IRAWAN with the gold medal.
Philippian DIAZ Hidilyn and ALJUMAILI Safaa Rashid Mahmood from Iraq also won gold medals for their respective countries for the first time in the history of Asian Games.
In total, 166 athletes from 30 countries, 62 women and 104 men participated in the weightlifting competition.
Dr Tamas Ajan, IWF President was among the spectators, along with Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, the President of the Olympic Council of Asia and Mohamed Yousef Al Mana, AWF President.
On the last day after the competitions, Dr Tamas Ajan expressed his gratitude to Alamsyah Wijaya, Competition Manager and Sonny Kasiran, Venue Manager. Without their hard work and devotion, the 2018 Asian Games weightlifting competition couldn’t be such a huge success.