Wins 10 Gold, East Java Still Wins 2022 Weightlifting National Championship

JawaPos.com-The East Java (East Java) contingent still dominates the 2022 National Weightlifting Championship (Kejurnas).

Until yesterday (27/10), East Java had collected 10 gold medals and 2 silver medals in the event which took place in Sentul, Bogor, on October 25-28.

East Java relies on senior lifters like Eko Yuli Irawan. Appearing in the 67 kg class, the 33-year-old lifter won three golds with a record 135 kg snatch, 170 kg clean and jerk, and a total of 305 kg lift.

The Head of the 2022 National Championship Committee, Hadi Wihardja stated that the dominance of experienced lifters is inevitable.

However, there are also classes where junior athletes are able to outperform senior athletes. Again representatives from East Java. Some young athletes are able to become champions.

Athletes from East Java, Christina Maria, who appeared in the 64 kg class, won 2 gold and 1 silver. The 22-year-old athlete won gold in clean and jerk (100 kg) and lifted a total of 178 kg.

Silver was obtained from snatch for a record 78 kg. 1 kilogram difference with Jambi athlete Fannie Wahyu who won gold.

Meanwhile, Ardaraya in the men’s 73 kg class also performed well. The 19-year-old athlete won 2 gold and 1 silver. In detail, gold was won in clean and jerk (170 kg) and total lift (290 kg).

Meanwhile, one silver was won in the snatch with a record of 120 kg. In the snatch, Ardaraya lost to Papuan athlete Misbahul Munir who managed to lift 125 kg.

However, Hadi who is also the Chairman of the PB PABSI Binpres gave notes for young athletes.

“This time the champion still needs maturity. The best is indeed at the Education and Training Center and focuses on multi-events or higher-level activities,” he explained to Jawa Pos yesterday.

The 73 kg class is known as Indonesia’s flagship number in various single or multi-event events because it has well-known athletes such as Rahmat Erwin Abdullah and Rizki Juniansyah.

However, this time the two athletes did not appear because they were focused on participating in the IWF World Championships in Bogota, Colombia, on December 5-16. This event is the first Olympic qualifying points tally.