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Turkey shine on day 1 of the Weightlifting at the Islamic Solidarity Games

The first day of the Weightlifting competition saw three (3) bodyweight categories held. In the women’s 45kg category Indonesia’s Siti Nafisatul Hariroh took Gold with 159kg followed by Turkey’s Cansu Bektas with 151kg total and the Azerbaijan’s Nazila Ismayilova 121kg total.

In the women’s 49kg category, Turkey took the Gold and Silver medal through the result of Duygu Alıcı (172kg) and Saziye Erdogan (170kg). The Bronze medal was won by Yulduz Jumabayeva (Turkmenistan) with a total of 167kg

In a close competition, the men’s 55kg category was won by Kazakhstan’s Arli Chontey with 253kg following by Saudi Arabia’s Mansour Alsaleem with 252kg. The bronze medal was won by Indonesia’s Satrio Adi Nugroho with 244kg total.

The fifth edition of the Islamic Solidary Games was officially opened in Konya, Turkey on 9 August 2022 by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. More than 4000 athletes from 56 countries will participate across 27 sports.

The men’s weightlifting competition comprises of 89 lifters from 21 nations while the women events see 59 athletes from 17 nations competing. Athletes representing 24 countries will compete at the Multisport event including all 10 women and 10 men bodyweight categories and fight for Medals in Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Total like at the IWF World Championships.

The Start List can be accessed here.