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DPRK weightlifters win IWF Grand Prix

Date: 08/12/2023 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

Pang Un Chol and Won Hyon Sim of the DPRK came first in the 2023 IWF Grand Prix.

More than 380 strong men and women weightlifters from over 90 countries and regions including the DPRK, China, Indonesia and France are competing in the contest which started on December 4 in Doha, Qatar.

Pang Un Chol lifted 116kg in snatch, 152kg in jerk and 268kg in total to get three gold medals in the men's 55kg category, while Won Hyon Sim snatched 82kg, jerked 99kg and thus lifted 181kg in total to win three golds in the women’s 45kg category.

Ri Song Gum earned a gold in jerk in the women's 49kg category and came second in the total standings.

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