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RIYAD: Ali Majed led the Saudi Arabian men’s weightlifting team to third in the overall team standings at the 2021 International Weightlifting Federation Youth World Cup, held on Tuesday in Jeddah.

Russia won the tournament, followed by the United States. In the overall women’s standings, the United States finished first, followed by Russia and Iran. The event was hosted by the Saudi Weightlifting Federation.

Majed won bronze in the men’s 55kg competition after taking silver in the 55kg snatch category. Majed had previously won bronze at the 2020 IWF Youth Online World Cup.

“We are proud of the Kingdom’s organization of the World Youth Weightlifting Championships, which has been one of the best even among recent senior competitions,” said Mohammed Jalloud, secretary general of the International Youth Federation. weightlifting.

Saudi Arabia’s Olympic Committee Vice-President Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz presented the teams with their trophies.

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