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IRAWAN World Champion

IRAWAN Eko Yuli (INA), who was on the latest edition of WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING magazine, confirmed he deserved to be there: after winning the Asian Games, he became World Champion setting a World Record on the way.

The 29-year-old winner has already 2 Olympic Bronze Medals and a Silver one. He has several World Championships Medals, but he has not been able to win the Gold yet.

On Saturday in Ashgabat, he corrected this shortfall with three Gold Medals in the 61kg bodyweight category.

In the Snatch, he only got close to the World Standard, but in the Clean and Jerk, he didn’t stop until setting one the World at 174kg. In the Total, IRAWAN first recorded 313, then went for 317kg.

“I am very happy to win the World Championships for the first time, and this is what I expected from myself.” – IRAWAN said shortly after the competition.

Two Chinese lifters joined him on the podium: with 310kg, previously Junior World Champion LI Fabin as Silver Medallist and Bronze Medallist QUIN Fulin with 308kg.

Sixth in Total, The 19-year-old Uzbek ERGASHEV Adkhamjon, Junior World Champion this year, set three Junior World Records.