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Weight Lifting Presents the first Golden Medal to Iraq in Asiad

Iraqi wins gold in Weight Lifting

The Iraqi Mission waited nearly a week, to achieve its first medal in Weight Lifting, at the Asian Games currently held in Indonesia until the second of September.

The Iraqi Grand Prix Safa Rashid succeeded in achieving the gold medal in Asia 2018 after beating the rivals in the weight of 85 kg.

The 28-year-old raised the total of 361 kilograms (159 snipers and 202 net) to beat South Korea’s Jang Yoonhak (360) and North Korea’s John Myung Song (348).

On the other hand, the United Arab Emirates has won 4 medals (gold and 3 silver) in Jujitsu and Medellin and in the jet ski (gold and silver).

The capital city of Jakarta and the city of Palembang host the Games, which are attended by some 16,000 athletes and administrators from across the continent.

The Games are the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games, with 40 sports, such as football, basketball, handball, shooting, athletics and more.

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