Lee Sang-yeon (28, Suwon City Hall) gave Korean weightlifting its first medal at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
Lee lifted 137kg in the lift, 180kg in the snatch and 317kg in total to finish third in the men’s 67kg Group A competition at the Xiaoshan Sports Centre in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on Monday.
North Korea’s Ri Won-ju, 21, finished second with a total of 321kg (141kg in the lift and 180kg in the snatch), marking the first time in weightlifting at the Games that the national flag and the artificial flag were raised at the same time during the ceremony.
Lee lifted 137kg in the lift, the same as Doston Yokubov (Uzbekistan).
Yokubov finished the competition with 179kg, while Lee lifted 180kg in the third phase of the competition to win the bronze medal by a total of 1kg. Yokubov’s total was 316kg.
Lee Sang-yeon is a dominant force in the men’s lightweight category of South Korean weightlifting, holding the Korean record in the men’s 67kg category (182kg).
He has competed at the World Championships three times (2018, 2022, 2023) and finished fifth overall in Riyadh this year.
However, he has not been selected for the national team at the Asian Games or the Olympic Games.
Lee qualified for the Asian Games for the first time and won a bronze medal in her first event.
Tian Lijun (CHN), the reigning Olympic and 2023 World champion in this weight class, won the title with a competition record of 150kg in the lift, 180kg in the vault and 330kg in the total.
The Chinese athlete, who had never competed at an Asian Games before, won her first Asian Games gold medal on home soil.
Eko Yuli Irawan (IRE), who won the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, finished second in the lift with 145kg, but was disqualified after failing the first three attempts on the dragon. 토토사이트