Lifter Eko Yuli Irawan Bags Silver Medal for Indonesia in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Date 25 Juli 2021
The Indonesian contingent won the second medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after Eko Yuli Irawan won a silver medal in weightlifting.
Competing in men’s 61-kilogram class at the Tokyo International Forum, Japan on Sunday (25/07/2021), Eko Yuli recorded a total lift of 302 kilograms (137 kilograms Snatch, and 165 kilograms Clean and Jerk). He was defeated by the Chinese athlete Li Fabin who won the gold medal with a total lift of 313 kilograms, while Igor Son from Kazakhstan won the bronze medal with a total lift of 294 kilograms.
The silver medal is the fourth medal that Eko Yuli has won during his participation at the Olympics. Previously, he won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, and a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
With this milestone, Eko became the first Indonesian to win medals in four consecutive Olympic Games.
As of today, the Indonesian contingent has won two medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, namely one silver medal and one bronze medal.
Indonesia on Saturday (24/07/2021) won its first medal after a young lifter Windy Cantika Aisah won a bronze medal in women’s 49-kilogram class. Windy recorded a total lift of 194 kilograms (84 kilograms Snatch, and 110 kilograms Clean and Jerk). (UN) (RI/MUR)