Rizki Juniansyah Sets New Total World Record During 2024 IWF World Cup

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Rizki Juniansyah, recovered from injuries, has qualified for the 2024 Olympics.

Rizki Juniansyah entered the weekend looking to qualify for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. He is fully recovered from previous injuries and was looking to make an impact on the 2024 IWF World Cup. In the end, Rizki Juniansyah Juniansyah went above and beyond. He set a new total world record of 365kg (804.7lbs) in the u73kg division.

Juniansyah not only qualified for the Olympics but pulled off a major upset in the weightlifting world. Rizki went head-to-head with Rahmat Ewin Abdullah, who was considered by many to be the favorite in the competition. Rizki turned it up and logged an incredible performance from the beginning.

Juniansyah did not let recent setbacks, including injuries, keep him from returning and setting new marks. Rizki broke a record that was set at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo by Zhiyong Shi. At this event, he logged a total of 364kg (802.5lb).

Rizki Juniansyah completed two out of his three attempts in snatch. It began with a 155kg (341.7lb) lift before he added on nine more kilograms. The second attempt at 164kg (361.6lb) was unsuccessful but Rizki had one attempt left and decided to give it another go.

Rizki’s third and final attempt was successful and this put himself in a strong position moving forward.

The Clean & Jerk was next. Here, Rizki once again completed two out of his three lifts. This time, it was the third and final attempt that was unsuccessful. He began the session with a 192kg (423.3lb) lift. Rizki then crushed a 201kg (443.1lb) lift before adding two more kilograms on. This attempt was unsuccessful but it was still enough to Rizki to set new marks.


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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation, NJ.com, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.