Weightlifting in spotlight at the 18th Asian Games
On 20th August 2018 the Weightlifting competitions started at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.
The Verification of Final Entries was concluded one day before. Altogether 62 women and 104 men from 30 countries will compete at this Event.
The competition venue is at Jakarta International Expo. The Hall has about 2000 seat capacity and the Training area is equipped with 25 full Eleiko sets.
The highlight of the competition so far was when IRAWAN Eko Yuli, Indonesia home favourite won the gold medal in men’s 62kg bodyweight category. The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo presented the medal to IRAWAN, who saluted him throughout the countries national anthem.
“I’m a proud Indonesian and pleased for the country to win gold,” Irawan told AFP after receiving his medal from president Widodo.
“I feel like everything I have fought for I have now finally achieved.”
In the woman’s 53kg bodyweight category, Hidilyn Diaz won the first Philippean gold in the history of Asian Games.
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