Day 2 at the Islamic Solidarity Games
Four bodyweight categories were organised on the second day of Weightlifting when spectators could also witness a Games Record!
In the Women’s 55kg category Natasya Beteyob from Indonesia achieved the Gold medal with 195kg. The Silver medal went to Kristina Shermetova from Turkmenistan with 194kg, while the Bronze was won by Poupak Basami from Islamic Republic of Iran with 165kg.
Women’s 59kg category was the second women’s competition in 59kg where the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Bronze medallist, Zulfiya Chinshanlo from Kazakhstan achieved the Gold medal with 220kg.
Multiple African Champion, 2021 IWF World Championship Silver medallists and 2022 Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Adijat Adenike Olarinoye representing Nigeria won the Silver medal with 202kg.
Nelly from Indonesia got the Bronze with 197kg.
Men’s competition started with 61kg on the 2nd day where Ricko Saputra achieved the second Gold medal of the day for Indonesia with 291kg.
2021 IWF World Championships Bronze medallist Seraj Alsaleem from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia won Silver with 277kg and Bronze medal went to Otepbergen Aliyev from Kazakhstan with 271kg.
The Men’s 67kg was confidently won by 2018 & 2019 Junior World Champion Ergashev Adkhamjon from Uzbekistan with 314kg, in front of his teammate and 2021 World Champion Doston Yokubov who achieved only 305kg.
The Bronze medal was won by Yusuf Fehmi Genç from Turkey with 305kg who also broke Games Record in Clean & Jerk in front of the home crowd.