Weightlifter Lee Ji-sang set a new South Korean record in the men’s heavyweight competition.
Lee Ji-sang lifted 241 kilograms in the third round of the men’s 109 kilograms and above yongshang at the 2023 World Weightlifting Championships in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
He surpassed the previous Korean record of 240 kilograms for the men’s heaviest weight class by 1 kilogram.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) created a new weight class system and announced world records starting from the World Weightlifting Championships in November 2018.
The Korean Weightlifting Federation also created a Korean Standard Record Table and set the men’s heaviest weight class at 340 kilograms.
It hadn’t been reached by anyone for about five years.
However, Lee failed to win a medal.
On the day, Lee lifted 175 kilograms (18th place) in the snatch, 241 kilograms (6th place) in the karate, and 416 kilograms (8th place) in the total.
The title in this weight class went to Rusha Talakadze (29-Georgia), who lifted a total of 473 kilograms (220 kilograms on vault and 253 kilograms on beam).
Talakadze accomplished the feat of winning his seventh world title.
He also won back-to-back Olympic titles in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and Tokyo in 2021.
The 2023 World Weightlifting Championships concluded with the men’s heavyweight competition.
South Korea finished sixth overall with one gold, two silver, and two bronze medals.
Park Hye-jung (Goyang City Hall) won the women’s heavyweight category, while Won Jong-beom (Gangwon Provincial Office) and Jang Yeon-hak (Asan Provincial Office) won silver in the men’s 96kg category and bronze in the 109kg category, and Jung Aram (Incheon City Hall) and Park Min-kyung (Gyeongbuk Development Corporation) won bronze in the women’s 87kg category.토토사이트
This is a much better result than last year’s Games in Bogota, Colombia, where only three bronze medals were won.
In a scored ranking of the participants, the Korean men finished sixth with 399 points and the women fifth with 434 points.