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World Weightlifting Championships 2023 Results (Riyadh) | Medals, Indian Weightlifters and watch Live – Full List

World Weightlifting Championships 2023 Results (Riyadh): Check out the full list of all the medalists from the IWF World Weightlifting Championships 2023 Results, Medals, Indian Weightlifters and watch live from this article.

About World Weightlifting Championship

The World Weightlifting Championships (WWC) is an annual international competition, except during Summer Olympic Games years. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), based in Lausanne, Switzerland, is responsible for organizing and managing this event. As the primary governing body for the sport, the IWF oversees global weightlifting activities.

In addition to the flagship World Weightlifting Championships, the IWF also coordinates global championships for Youth and Juniors. 

The initial recognized World Championship occurred in 1891, with Edward Lawrence Levy from England emerging as the winner. This occurrence happened before the IWF was formally established in 1905.

Athletes in Olympic weightlifting have two main techniques for raising the barbell overhead.

  1. Snatch: The snatch is a wide-grip, one-motion lift.
  2. Clean & Jerk: The clean and jerk consists of two parts: first lifting the weight from the ground to the shoulders (the clean), then from the shoulders to overhead (the jerk).

In competitions, each weightlifter gets three chances for both the snatch and the clean and jerk, starting with the snatch. The athlete’s score is the combined total weight (in kilograms) of their heaviest successful lifts in each category. 

World Weightlifting Championship 2023

The upcoming World Weightlifting Championships 2023 scheduled to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, spanning the dates from September 4th to 17th. A total of 719 athletes participated in IWF World Championships 2023 representing 117 nations.

Participation in this event is mandatory for athletes aiming to qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. It is one of two required qualifying events, with the other being the 2024 IWF World Cup in Thailand next April.


Currently, athletes compete in a total of 20 weight categories, with 10 categories for men and 10 for women:

Men’s CategoriesWomen’s Categories
55 kg, 61 kg, 67 kg, 73 kg, 81 kg, 89 kg, 96 kg, 102 kg, 109 kg, and +109 kg.45 kg, 49 kg, 55 kg, 59 kg, 64 kg, 71 kg, 76 kg, 81 kg, 87 kg, and +87 kg.

World Weightlifting Championships 2023 Riyadh Overview

IWF World Championships Riyadh 2023

Event NameWorld Weightlifting Championships
Inaugurated28 March 1891
Organised byInternational Weightlifting Federation (IWF)
2023 Host CityRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
VenueGreen Hall at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Olympic Complex
Dates4-17 September 2023
IWF websiteClick Here

Indian Weightlifters for World Weightlifting Championships 2023 in Riyadh

World Weightlifting Championships India 2023: A total of six Indian weightlifters participating at the World Weightlifting Championships Riyadh 2023, with 4 men and 2 women. However, only five of them will be competing. One of the qualifiers, Mirabai Chanu, will attend the event in the women’s 49kg category weigh-in but won’t lift.

Here’s a list of the Indian weightlifters contestants in 2023 world weightlifting championships and their respective categories for the 2023 World Weightlifting Championships in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:

  1. Men’s Category:
    • Achinta Sheuli – 73kg category
    • Narayana Ajith – 73kg category
    • Shubham Todkar – 61kg category
    • Gurdeep Singh – +109kg Category
  2. Women’s Category:
    • Bindyarani Devi – 55kg category
    • Saikhom Mirabai Chanu: 49kg category (only weigh-in)

These athletes will represent India in Weightlifting World Championships 2023 to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Achinta Sheuli: Achinta is the Commonwealth Games 2022 Champion.MenAchinta Sheuli
Narayana Ajith: Narayana is the national champion.MenNarayana Ajith
Shubham Todkar: Gold medalist in 61kg category at Commonwealth Championships.MenShubham Todkar
Gurdeep Singh: Gurdeep is the national gold medalist in the 105+ kg category at the National Weightlifting Championships 2018.MenGurdeep Singh
Bindyarani Devi: Bindyarani Devi is the gold medalist from the 2021 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships. WomenBindyarani Devi
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu: Olympic silver medalist Mirabai Chanu will not compete in the World Weightlifting Championship to avoid pre-Asian Games injuries. She’ll attend Riyadh weigh-in for Paris Olympics eligibility criteria. WomenSaikhom Mirabai Chanu

Why is Mirabai Chanu not competing at the World Weightlifting Championships 2023?

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, Tokyo Olympics silver medalist, will skiplifting in the World Weightlifting Championship to avoid pre-Asian Games injuries. The Asian Games are set in Hangzhou, China, from September 23 to October 8, right after the world championships in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from September 4 to 17.

Although mandatory for Paris Olympics eligibility, Chanu will only attend the Riyadh weigh-in to fulfill International Weightlifting Federation rules. Currently, Chanu is preparing at St Louis’ SQUAT University with Dr. Aron Horschig after recovering from hip surgery.

Chanu is a part of India’s Asian Games squad as one of the two weightlifters.

IWF World Weightlifting Championships 2023 Schedule

Below, you’ll find the timetable for Indian weightlifters, as per Indian Standard Time (IST).

Date/Day Time Name DOB Gender Category Group
04-Sep-23 11:30 AM Mirabai Chanu Saikhom 08.08.1994 Female 49kg D
04-Sep-23 12 AM Todkar Shubham Tanaji 19.05.1997 Male 61kg D
05-Sep-23 12 AM Sorokhaibam Bindyarani Devi 27.01.1999 Female 55kg C
08-Sep-23 4:30 PM Sheuli Achinta 24.11.2001 Male 73kg D
09-Sep-23 2 PM Narayan Ajith  27.01.1999 Male 73kg C
17-Sep-23 7 PM Gurdeep Singh 10.01.1995 Male +109kg D

To access the detailed world weightlifting schedule PDF format, kindly click on this link. For the world weightlifting regulations PDF, please follow this link.

World Weightlifting Championships 2023 Venue

The venue foe the World Weightlifting Championships 2023 is Prince Faisal bin Fahd Olympic Complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Its is a multi-purpose stadium with a capacity of 22,000 people.

The stadium was named after Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.

World Weightlifting Championships Results 2023

Men’s +109kg

Event 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Lasha Talakhadze Gor Minasyan Varazdat Lalayan
(GEO) (KOR)  (ARM)
220 kg  122 kg 212 kg
Clean & Jerk Lasha Talakhadze Simon Martirosyan  Lisseth Ayoví
(GEO) (ARM)  (IRN)
253 kg  250 kg 249 kg 
Total Lasha Talakhadze  Varazdat Lalayan  Gor Minasyan
(GEO)  (ARM) (BRN) 
473 kg  460kg 459 kg 

Women’s +87kg

Event 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Park Hye-jeong  Son Young-hee  Lisseth Ayoví
(KOR) (KOR)  (ECU) 
124 kg 122 kg 121 kg 
Clean & Jerk Park Hye-jeong Mary Theisen-Lappen Lisseth Ayoví
(KOR) (USA) (ECU) 
165 kg  160 kg  155 kg
Total Park Hye-jeong Mary Theisen-Lappen  Lisseth Ayoví 
(KOR)  (USA) (ECU) 
289 kg 277 kg 276 kg

Men’s 109kg

Event 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Akbar Djuraev Hristo Hristov Dadash Dadashbayli
189 kg  181 kg 180 kg 
Clean & Jerk Ruslan Nurudinov Akbar Djuraev Dadash Dadashbayli 
227 kg 226 kg 223 kg 
Total Akbar Djuraev  Ruslan Nurudinov  Dadash Dadashbayli
415 kg  407 kg 403 kg

Women’s 87kg

Event 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Lo Ying-yuan Jung A-ram  Anastasiia Manievska
(TPE) (KOR)  (UKR)
112 kg 107 kg  106 kg
Clean & Jerk Solfrid Koanda Yeinny Geles Jung A-ram
156 kg  138 kg 134 kg
Total Lo Ying-yuan Yeinny Geles Jung A-ram
(TPE) (COL)  (KOR)
245 kg 244 kg  241 kg 

Women’s 81kg

Event 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Wang Zhouyu Liang Xiaomei  Neisi Dajomes
122 kg 122 kg 115 kg
Clean & Jerk Liang Xiaomei  Wang Zhouyu Eileen Cikamatana
(CHN)  (CHN) (AUS) 
159 kg  155 kg  146 kg 
Total Liang Xiaomei Wang Zhouyu Eileen Cikamatana
(CHN) (CHN)  (AUS) 
281 kg 277 kg 256 kg 

Men’s 102kg

Event 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Yauheni Tsikhantsou Garik Karapetyan Jang Yeon-hak 
Individual Armenia South Korea
183 kg 183 kg 182 kg
Clean & Jerk Liu Huanhua Fares El Bakh Jang Yeon-hak
China Qatar South Korea
224 kg  218 kg 217 kg 
Total Liu Huanhua Jang Yeon-hak Yauheni Tsikhantsou
China South Korea Individual
404 kg 399 kg  394 kg 

Women’s 76kg

Event 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Sara Ahmed Kim Su-hyeon Hellen Escobar 
Egypt South Korea Colombia 
108 kg  106 kg  106 kg 
Clean & Jerk Sara Ahmed Hellen Escobar  Bella Paredes
Egypt Colombia Ecuador
138 kg  136 kg  135 kg
Total Sara Ahmed Hellen Escobar  Bella Paredes
Egypt Colombia Ecuador
246 kg 242 kg  240 kg 

Women’s 71kg

Event 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Liao Guifang Angie Palacios  Olivia Reeves 
(CHN)  (ECU) (USA)
120 kg 117 kg  111 kg 
Clean & Jerk Liao Guifang Olivia Reeves Angie Palacios
153 kg  142 kg  138 kg
Total Liao Guifang Angie Palacios Olivia Reeves
273 kg 255 kg 253 kg

Men’s 96kg

Event 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Qasim Al-Lami Karim Abokahla  Won Jong-beom
(IRQ)  (EGY)  (KOR) 
175 kg 174 kg  172 kg 
Clean & Jerk Karim Abokahla  Won Jong-beom  Mahmoud Hassan
(EGY)  (KOR)  (EGY)
213 kg  212 kg  209 kg
Total Karim Abokahla Won Jong-beom  Qasim Al-Lami 
(EGY)  (KOR) (IRQ) 
387 kg 384 kg  379 kg 

Men’s 89kg

Event 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Andranik Karapetyan Marin Robu  Keydomar Vallenilla
Armenia Moldova Venezuella
175 kg 173 kg 171 kg 
Clean & Jerk Mirmostafa Javadi  Li Dayin Keydomar Vallenilla
Iran China Venezuella
215 kg  213 kg 210 kg
Total Mirmostafa Javadi Li Dayin Keydomar Vallenilla 
Iran China Venezuella
384 kg 383 kg 381 kg

Men’s 81kg

Event 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Mukhammadkodir Toshtemirov Oscar Reyes Rafik Harutyunyan
Uzbekistan Italy Armenia
164 kg 163 kg 162 kg
Clean & Jerk Rahmat Erwin Abdullah Bozhidar Andreev Gaýgysyz Töräýew
Indonesia Bulgaria Turkmeniskan
209 kg 195 kg 193 kg
Total Oscar Reyes Rahmat Erwin Abdullah Mukhammadkodir Toshtemirov
Italy Indonesia Uzbekistan
356 kg 354 kg 352 kg

Women’s 64kg

Event 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Natalia Llamosa Julieth Rodríguez  Ruth Ayodele
Colombia Colombia Nigeria
101 kg 101 kg 100 kg 
Clean & Jerk Park Min-kyung Ruth Ayodele Natalia Llamosa
South Korea Nigeria Colombia
123 kg  122 kg 122 kg
Total Natalia Llamosa Ruth Ayodele Park Min-kyung
Colombia Nigeria South Korea
223 kg 222 kg 220 kg

Men’s 73kg

Event 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Wei Yinting  Weeraphon Wichuma  Ritvars Suharevs 
China Thailand  Latvia
157 kg  154 kg  154 kg 
Clean & Jerk Weeraphon Wichuma Bak Joo-hyo Muhammed Furkan Özbek
Thailand South Korea Turkey
195 kg  187 kg 187 kg
Total Weeraphon Wichuma Wei Yinting  Muhammed Furkan Özbek 
Thailand China Turkey 
349 kg  337 kg 334 kg

Women’s 59kg

Type 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Luo Shifang Kamila Konotop Pei Xinyi
(CHN)  (UKR) (CHN) 
107 kg 106 kg 102 kg
Clean & Jerk Luo Shifang   Kuo Hsing-chun  Kamila Konotop 
(CHN)  (TPE)  (UKR) 
136 kg 130 kg 130 kg
Total Luo Shifang  Kamila Konotop  Pei Xinyi 
(CHN) (UKR)  (CHN) 
243 kg  236 kg 232 kg

Men’s 67kg

Total 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Chen Lijun  Eko Yuli Irawan  Gor Sahakyan 
China Indonesia  Armenia
153 kg  146 kg 142 kg
Clean & Jerk Chen Lijun  Lee Sang-yeon  Rosalba Morales
China Korea (COL)
180kg 176kg 110kg
Total Chen Lijun   Eko Yuli Irawan  Gor Sahakyan 
China (INA) (ARM)
333kg 321kg 312kg

Women’s 55kg

Type 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Chen Guan-ling  Rohelys Galvis  Irene Borrego 
Chinese Taipei Colombia  Mexico 
91 kg 90 kg 89 kg
Clean & Jerk Chen Guan-ling  Rohelys Galvis  Rosalba Morales 
Chinese Taipei Colombia  Colombia
112 kg 111 kg 110 kg
Total Chen Guan-ling  Rohelys Galvis  Irene Borrego 
Chinese Taipei Colombia  Mexico
203 kg 201 kg 199 kg

Men’s 61kg

Type 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Li Fabin Sergio Massidda  Shota Mishvelidze 
China Italy Geogia
141 kg 137 kg 136 kg
Clean & Jerk Hampton Morris  Li Fabin  Aniq Kasdan 
United States China Malaysia
301 kg 167 kg 166 kg
Total Li Fabin  Sergio Massidda  Ding Hongjie 
China  Italy China
308 kg 302 kg 301 kg

Men’s 55kg

Type 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Lai Gia Thanh  Ngo Son Dinh  Natthawat Chomchuen  
Vietnam Vietnam Thailand
123kg 117kg 116kg
Clean & Jerk Lai Gia Thanh Ngo Son Dinh Natthawat Chomchuen
Vietnam Vietnam Thailand
146kg 144kg 143kg
Total Lai Gia Thanh Ngo Son Dinh  Natthawat Chomchuen 
Vietnam Vietnam Thailand
269kg 261kg 259kg

Women’s 49kg

Type 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Hou Zhihui  Jiang Huihua  Mihaela-Valentina Cambei 
China China Romania
95kg 95kg 90kg
Clean & Jerk Jiang Huihua  Hou Zhihui  Jourdan Delacruz 
China China United States
12kg 116kg 112kg
Total Jiang Huihua  Hou Zhihui  Jourdan Delacruz 
China China  United States 
215kg 211kg 200kg

Women’s 45kg

Type 🥇 🥈 🥉
Snatch Sirivimon Pramongkhol  Rosina Randafiarison Cansu Bektaş 
Thailand Madagaskar Turkey
78 kg 77kg 75kg
Clean & Jerk Sirivimon Pramongkhol  Rosina Randafiarison Cansu Bektaş 
Thailand Madagaskar Turkey
101kg 93kg 87kg
Total Sirivimon Pramongkhol  Rosina Randafiarison  Cansu Bektaş 
Thailand Madagaskar Turkey
179kg 170kg 162kg

IWF World Weightlifting Championships 2023 Live Streaming

Wondering where to watch the IWF World Weightlifting Championships 2023?

The IWF World Weightlifting Championships 2023 Riyadh won’t be shown on any television channel in India, but you can watch the event live streamed on the website.

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1. How many medals India have won at the World Weightlifting Championships?

India have won a total of 17 medals at the World Weightlifting Championships.

2. When is the World Weightlifting Championships 2023 taking place?

The World Weightlifting Championships 2023 is schedule to take place from 4-17 September in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

3. How many Indian Weightlifters are taking part in World Weightlifting Championships 2023?

A total of 3 Indian Weightlifters are participating in the 2023 World Weightlifting Championships Riyadh. Achinta Sheuli and Narayana Ajith from men’s category. Bindyarani Devi from women’s category.

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