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Posted On: 2 January 2023 09:47 am
Updated On: 4 January 2023 01:34 pm

Qatar secures 12 medals on second day of West Asian Weightlifting Championship, Qatar Weightlifting Cup

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Qatar secured 12 colored medals on the second day of the ninth Men's West Asian Weightlifting Championship and the seventh Men's and Women's Qatar Weightlifting Cup at Radisson Blu Hotel Doha.

Rebeka Ibrahim claimed six gold medals (three medals in each championship) in the 59 kg event. Hazem Hassan secured three gold medals in the West Asian Weightlifting Championship and three colored medals (two silver and one bronze) in Qatar Weightlifting Cup.

The two events kicked off on December 30, 2022, and are due to run through January 4, 2023, with the participation of 100 athletes from 15 countries.

Executive Director of the Qatar Weightlifting Federation Zayed Mubarak Al Khayarin, praised the technical level of the Qatari weightlifters in both events.

Speaking in a press statement, Al Khayarin said that the results of the Qatari team are good so far, in light of the participation of most of them for the first time in a tournament of this size, in addition to the participation of male and female athletes with high levels and continental and international titles.

Source and cover image credit: Qatar News Agency