Weightlifting Park Joo-hyo, 5th place in IWF World Cup 73kg class… Qualified for the Olympics

Although he ranked 14th in the snatch, he won a bronze medal in the clean and jerk.

Park Joo-hyo (26, Goyang City Hall) qualified for the Paris Olympics in the men’s 73kg weightlifting class.

Park Joo-hyo lifted 150kg in snatch, 195kg in clean and jerk, and 345kg in total at the 2024 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Cup men’s 73kg competition held in Phuket, Thailand on the 4th (local time).

Although he only ranked 14th in the snatch, he took 3rd place in the clean and jerk, lifting a personal best of 195kg.

In the most important total, he ranked 5th with 345 kg.

Unlike the Olympics and Asian Games, where medals are awarded based solely on total records, medals were awarded in the snatch, clean and jerk, and total categories at the IWF World Cup. 파워볼사이트

Park Joo-hyo gave Korea its first medal in this competition.

He placed 5th in the last competition that allowed him to increase his ‘ranking for participation in the Paris Olympics’ and also qualified for the Paris Olympics.

At the Paris Olympics, 12 athletes in each weight class will compete.

Park Joo-hyo, who was ranked 6th in the ‘Paris Olympics rankings’ before this competition, improved her personal record at the IWF World Cup and rose to 5th place.

Only one person from each country can participate in the same weight class at the Paris Olympics, and two of the four players ranked ahead of Park Joo-hyo are Indonesian players, so Park Joo-hyo’s actual ranking is ‘4th’.

The IWF limited the quota for each country for the Paris Olympics to a maximum of six, three men and three women.

After calculating the Olympic rankings, the Korea Weightlifting Federation will select six athletes to participate in the Paris Olympics by evaluating their ‘potential to win a medal’.

Park Joo-hyo confirmed her ‘possibility of winning an Olympic medal’ at the IWF World Cup, taking one step closer to qualifying for the Paris Olympics.

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