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Day 3 at the Islamic Solidarity Games

The middle day of the 5 days long competition started with 2 men’s categories, M73kg and M81kg.

Rizki Juniansyah from Indonesia, the 2021 and 2022 Junior World Champion won the Gold medal with 340kg, with an impressive 25kg lead in front of 2022 Junior World Championships Silver medallist, Alexey Churkin representing Kazakhstan.

Bronze medal went to Abdulrahman Albeladi from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia lifting 296kg in Total.

The men’s 81kg was not only the biggest category with 16 athletes but possible one of the strongest as well since only World Championship medallists stood on the podium.

Mir Mostafa Javadi Aliabadi from Islamic Republic of Iran won the top of the podium with 364kg, who is also the 2021 World Championships Silver medallist.

Indonesian Rahmat Erwin Abdullah achieved the Silver medal with 355kg who moved up from 73kg category where he is the 2021 World Champion.

2021 Junior World Champion Mukhammadkodir Toshtemirov representing Uzbekistan lifted 354kg for the Bronze medal.

The only women’s category of the day (64kg) brought the Total Gold and Bronze medal for the host nation.

Nuray Gungor, Silver medallist at the 2022 European Championships lifted 218kg for the Gold medal.

Indonesian Tsabitha Alfiah Ramadhani won the Silver medal with 214kg.

Bronze medal went to 2019 Junior European Champion, Berfin Altun from Turkey achieving 202kg.