5th International Fajr Cup
The International Fajr Cup, a Silver Level Qualification Event for Tokyo 2020 was organized for the 5th time this year, hosted by Iran in the city of Rasht, from 1-5 February 2020.
Altogether, 13 national teams, consisting 31 athletes took part, including World and Olympic champions such as EKO Yuli Irawan (INA), who did not fail to impress again with another gold or HASHEMI Ali (IRI), swiping the 109kg category.
Exclusively man lifters of Iran, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cameron, Indonesia, Bosnia, Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Norway competed in 7 bodyweight categories.
The home team, Iran, proved to be the strongest with 448 points, ahead of Iraq and Indonesia who gained 245 and 241 points respectively.
The organizers did their best to provide all the amenities and facilities for both the participants and spectators and the high interest to watch the competition and cheer for the lifters on the spot proves them to be successful.
Even local political notabilities, such as the Iranian Sport Minister and the Ambassador of Indonesia in Iran attended the event.