Asian Games 2018

Asian Games (weightlifting) - North Korea wins most weightlifting medals

Asian Games (weightlifting) - North Korea wins  most weightlifting medals

North Korean weightlifter Kang Chol O takes home a gold medal after winning the men's 69 kg weightlifting of group A at the Asian Games 2018 at Jiexpo, Kemayoran, Jakarta, on Wednesday (Aug 22). ANTARA FOTO/INASGOC/Helmi Afandi

Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - North Korea has won the most medals in weightlifting on the fifth day of Asian Games 2018 here on Friday.

North Korean lifters won three medals, including one gold, one silver and one bronze in the event.

North Korean woman lifter Kim Hyo Sim won a gold medal in the 63 kg category, lifting 250 kg from snatch (113 kg) and clean and jerk (137 kg).

Another woman lifter, Choe Hyo Sim, won a silver in the same category, lifting 238 kg from snatch (105 kg) and clean and jerk (133 kg).

Jon Myong Song won a bronze medal in the men`s 85kg category, lifting 348 kg from snatch (158kg) and clean and jerk (190 kg).

Three other medals won in the event on the fifth day included a gold medal by Iraqi lifter Safaa Rashid Mohmood Aljumali in the men`s 85 kg category, after he successfully lifted 361 kg, Jang Yeonhak from South Korea won a silver after he lifted 360 kg and Rattanawan Wamalun from Thailand won the bronze for lifting 225 kg.

Following is the medals table in the weightlifting event:

Countries Gold Silver Bronze Total

1. North Korea 5 1 1 7

2. Indonesia. 1 1 1 3

3. Iraq 1 - - 1

4. The Philippines 1 - - 1

5. Chinese Taipei 1 - - 1

6. South Korea. - 2 - 2

7. Vietnam. - 2. - 2

8. Thailand. - 1. 4. 5

9. Uzbekistan. - 1. 1. 2

10.Turkmenistan. - 1. - 1

11. Japan. - - 1. 1

12. Kyrgistan. - - 1. 1



Reporting by Triono Subagyo
Editing by Yoseph Haryadi
 

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