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.
- Snatch: The snatch is a wide-grip, one-motion lift.
- 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 Categories||Women’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 Name||World Weightlifting Championships|
|Inaugurated||28 March 1891|
|Organised by||International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)|
|2023 Host City||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|Venue||Green Hall at Prince Faisal bin Fahd Olympic Complex|
|Dates||4-17 September 2023|
|IWF website||Click 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:
- Men’s Category:
- Achinta Sheuli – 73kg category
- Narayana Ajith – 73kg category
- Shubham Todkar – 61kg category
- Gurdeep Singh – +109kg Category
- 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.||Men|
|Narayana Ajith: Narayana is the national champion.||Men|
|Shubham Todkar: Gold medalist in 61kg category at Commonwealth Championships.||Men|
|Gurdeep Singh: Gurdeep is the national gold medalist in the 105+ kg category at the National Weightlifting Championships 2018.||Men|
|Bindyarani Devi: Bindyarani Devi is the gold medalist from the 2021 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships.||Women|
|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.||Women|
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).
|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|
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
|Snatch||Lasha Talakhadze||Gor Minasyan||Varazdat Lalayan|
|220 kg||122 kg||212 kg|
|Clean & Jerk||Lasha Talakhadze||Simon Martirosyan||Lisseth Ayoví|
|253 kg||250 kg||249 kg|
|Total||Lasha Talakhadze||Varazdat Lalayan||Gor Minasyan|
|473 kg||460kg||459 kg|
|Snatch||Park Hye-jeong||Son Young-hee||Lisseth Ayoví|
|124 kg||122 kg||121 kg|
|Clean & Jerk||Park Hye-jeong||Mary Theisen-Lappen||Lisseth Ayoví|
|165 kg||160 kg||155 kg|
|Total||Park Hye-jeong||Mary Theisen-Lappen||Lisseth Ayoví|
|289 kg||277 kg||276 kg|
|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|
|Snatch||Lo Ying-yuan||Jung A-ram||Anastasiia Manievska|
|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|
|245 kg||244 kg||241 kg|
|Snatch||Wang Zhouyu||Liang Xiaomei||Neisi Dajomes|
|122 kg||122 kg||115 kg|
|Clean & Jerk||Liang Xiaomei||Wang Zhouyu||Eileen Cikamatana|
|159 kg||155 kg||146 kg|
|Total||Liang Xiaomei||Wang Zhouyu||Eileen Cikamatana|
|281 kg||277 kg||256 kg|
|Snatch||Yauheni Tsikhantsou||Garik Karapetyan||Jang Yeon-hak|
|183 kg||183 kg||182 kg|
|Clean & Jerk||Liu Huanhua||Fares El Bakh||Jang Yeon-hak|
|224 kg||218 kg||217 kg|
|Total||Liu Huanhua||Jang Yeon-hak||Yauheni Tsikhantsou|
|404 kg||399 kg||394 kg|
|Snatch||Sara Ahmed||Kim Su-hyeon||Hellen Escobar|
|108 kg||106 kg||106 kg|
|Clean & Jerk||Sara Ahmed||Hellen Escobar||Bella Paredes|
|138 kg||136 kg||135 kg|
|Total||Sara Ahmed||Hellen Escobar||Bella Paredes|
|246 kg||242 kg||240 kg|
|Snatch||Liao Guifang||Angie Palacios||Olivia Reeves|
|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|
|Snatch||Qasim Al-Lami||Karim Abokahla||Won Jong-beom|
|175 kg||174 kg||172 kg|
|Clean & Jerk||Karim Abokahla||Won Jong-beom||Mahmoud Hassan|
|213 kg||212 kg||209 kg|
|Total||Karim Abokahla||Won Jong-beom||Qasim Al-Lami|
|387 kg||384 kg||379 kg|
|Snatch||Andranik Karapetyan||Marin Robu||Keydomar Vallenilla|
|175 kg||173 kg||171 kg|
|Clean & Jerk||Mirmostafa Javadi||Li Dayin||Keydomar Vallenilla|
|215 kg||213 kg||210 kg|
|Total||Mirmostafa Javadi||Li Dayin||Keydomar Vallenilla|
|384 kg||383 kg||381 kg|
|Snatch||Mukhammadkodir Toshtemirov||Oscar Reyes||Rafik Harutyunyan|
|164 kg||163 kg||162 kg|
|Clean & Jerk||Rahmat Erwin Abdullah||Bozhidar Andreev||Gaýgysyz Töräýew|
|209 kg||195 kg||193 kg|
|Total||Oscar Reyes||Rahmat Erwin Abdullah||Mukhammadkodir Toshtemirov|
|356 kg||354 kg||352 kg|
|Snatch||Natalia Llamosa||Julieth Rodríguez||Ruth Ayodele|
|101 kg||101 kg||100 kg|
|Clean & Jerk||Park Min-kyung||Ruth Ayodele||Natalia Llamosa|
|123 kg||122 kg||122 kg|
|Total||Natalia Llamosa||Ruth Ayodele||Park Min-kyung|
|223 kg||222 kg||220 kg|
|Snatch||Wei Yinting||Weeraphon Wichuma||Ritvars Suharevs|
|157 kg||154 kg||154 kg|
|Clean & Jerk||Weeraphon Wichuma||Bak Joo-hyo||Muhammed Furkan Özbek|
|195 kg||187 kg||187 kg|
|Total||Weeraphon Wichuma||Wei Yinting||Muhammed Furkan Özbek|
|349 kg||337 kg||334 kg|
|Snatch||Luo Shifang||Kamila Konotop||Pei Xinyi|
|107 kg||106 kg||102 kg|
|Clean & Jerk||Luo Shifang||Kuo Hsing-chun||Kamila Konotop|
|136 kg||130 kg||130 kg|
|Total||Luo Shifang||Kamila Konotop||Pei Xinyi|
|243 kg||236 kg||232 kg|
|Snatch||Chen Lijun||Eko Yuli Irawan||Gor Sahakyan|
|153 kg||146 kg||142 kg|
|Clean & Jerk||Chen Lijun||Lee Sang-yeon||Rosalba Morales|
|Total||Chen Lijun||Eko Yuli Irawan||Gor Sahakyan|
|Snatch||Chen Guan-ling||Rohelys Galvis||Irene Borrego|
|91 kg||90 kg||89 kg|
|Clean & Jerk||Chen Guan-ling||Rohelys Galvis||Rosalba Morales|
|112 kg||111 kg||110 kg|
|Total||Chen Guan-ling||Rohelys Galvis||Irene Borrego|
|203 kg||201 kg||199 kg|
|Snatch||Li Fabin||Sergio Massidda||Shota Mishvelidze|
|141 kg||137 kg||136 kg|
|Clean & Jerk||Hampton Morris||Li Fabin||Aniq Kasdan|
|301 kg||167 kg||166 kg|
|Total||Li Fabin||Sergio Massidda||Ding Hongjie|
|308 kg||302 kg||301 kg|
|Snatch||Lai Gia Thanh||Ngo Son Dinh||Natthawat Chomchuen|
|Clean & Jerk||Lai Gia Thanh||Ngo Son Dinh||Natthawat Chomchuen|
|Total||Lai Gia Thanh||Ngo Son Dinh||Natthawat Chomchuen|
|Snatch||Hou Zhihui||Jiang Huihua||Mihaela-Valentina Cambei|
|Clean & Jerk||Jiang Huihua||Hou Zhihui||Jourdan Delacruz|
|Total||Jiang Huihua||Hou Zhihui||Jourdan Delacruz|
|Snatch||Sirivimon Pramongkhol||Rosina Randafiarison||Cansu Bektaş|
|Clean & Jerk||Sirivimon Pramongkhol||Rosina Randafiarison||Cansu Bektaş|
|Total||Sirivimon Pramongkhol||Rosina Randafiarison||Cansu Bektaş|
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 Olympics.com 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.