Lee Je-sang (29, Gyeongnam Provincial Office) set a new Korean record for the heavy clean and jerk for men in weightlifting.

Lee Je-sang lifted 241kg in the third round of the men’s 109kg and over category at the 2023 World Weightlifting Championships held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the 17th (local time).

He surpassed the Korean standard record for the men’s heavyweight clean and jerk of 240kg by 1kg.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) created a new weight class system and announced world standard records starting from the World Weightlifting Championships held in November 2018.메이저놀이터

The Korea Weightlifting Federation also created a Korean standard record table and set the standard record for the Korean men’s heavyweight clean and jerk at 340kg.

Lee Je-sang surpassed the standard record that no one had been able to achieve for about 5 years.

However, Lee Je-sang failed to win a medal.

On this day, Lee Je-sang lifted 175 kg (18th place) in snatch, 241 kg (6th place) in jerk and jerk, and 416 kg (8th place) in total.

The championship in this weight class was won by Rusha Talakadze (29, Georgia), who lifted a total of 473 kg (220 kg in snatch and 253 kg in clean and jerk). Talakadje achieved the feat of winning her seventh World Championships. He also won two consecutive Olympic titles in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and Tokyo in 2021.

Park Hye-jung, World Weightlifting Championships women’s heavyweight winner
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The 2023 World Weightlifting Championships ended with the men’s heavyweight competition.

Korea ranked 6th overall in terms of total medals, with 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals, and 2 bronze medals.

Park Hye-jeong (Goyang City Hall) won the women’s heaviest weight class, Won Jong-beom (Gangwon Provincial Office) in the men’s 96 kg class, Jang Yeon-hak (Asan City Hall) in the 109 kg class won silver medals, and women’s 87 kg class A-ram Jeong (Incheon City Hall) and Park Min-kyung in the 64 kg class. (Gyeongbuk Development Corporation) won the bronze medal.

This is a much better performance than last year’s competition in Bogotá, Colombia, where only three bronze medals were won in total.

In the ranking of participants, Korean men ranked 6th with 399 points, and women ranked 5th with 434 points.

After completing the World Championships, the Korean weightlifting team is now preparing for the Hangzhou Asian Games.

The Asian Games weightlifting will be held from the 30th to October 7th.