Weightlifter Fares Ibrahim qualifies for Paris Olympics

2023-09-15 | Since 9 Month

 Fares Ibrahim

Riyadh, 15 September 2023 - Qatar’s Olympic gold medalist Fares Ibrahim booked his ticket to next year’s Paris 2024 Olympic Games after achieving a 388kg mark at the 2023 World Weightlifting Championships in Riyadh.

The 25-year-old, who increased his weight category to 102kg, had a lift of 218kg in clean & jerk, taking silver medal in the contest. He lifted 170kg in snatch finishing on overall seventh position in the competition.

China’s Liu Huanhua won the gold with an overall mark of 404kg followed by South Korea’s Jang Yeon-hak (399kg) and Belarusian Yauheni Tsikhantsou (394kg).

At Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Fares had shattered two Games records becoming Qatar’s first weightlifting Olympic champion in history. He set new marks for the clean and jerk (225kg) and total lift (402kg).

The weightlifter will now compete at the Asian Games in Hangzhou from Sept 23.


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