Qatar’s Olympic gold medallist Fares Ibrahim seals spot at 2024 Paris Games
Qatar’s reigning Olympic champion Fares Ibrahim qualified for the 2024 Paris Games after achieving a 388kg mark during the 2023 World Weightlifting Championships in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday.
The 25-year-old Qatari, who took gold in the 96kg category at the 2020 Tokyo Games, has since then moved up to the 102kg weight class.
In Riyadh, he took silver medal in clean & jerk with a 218kg lift. He then hoisted 170kg over his head in snatch to finish overall seventh in the competition.
رسمياً بطل الأدعم فارس إبراهيم يتأهل إلى أولمبياد باريس 2024 بعد تحقيقه مركز متقدم في بطولة العالم لرفع الأثقال في الرياض عن وزن 102كج— Team Qatar (@qatar_olympic) September 14, 2023
كفو فارس والوعد في باريس وميدالية أولمبية جديدة بإذن الله
Team Qatar star Fares Ibrahim has secured his spot in Paris 2024… pic.twitter.com/1qd8iDE3wZ
China’s Liu Huanhua won gold with an overall 404kg lift, followed by South Korea’s Jang Yeon-Hak (399kg) and Belarusian Yauheni Tsikhantsou (394kg).
In Tokyo, Fares had shattered two Games records — in clean and jerk (225kg) and total (402kg) — to become Qatar’s first-ever Olympic gold medallist.
The youngster will now compete in the Hangzhou Asian Games, which begins on September 23.
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