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Jakarta Post

Indonesia scores second Olympic silver in weightlifting

  • Damar Harsanto
    Damar Harsanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 9, 2016   /  10:23 am
Indonesia scores second Olympic silver in weightlifting Indonesian weightlifter Eko Yuli Irawan in action at the London Olympic Games in 2012. (AP/Hassan Ammar)

Male weightlifter Eko Yuli Irawan secured the second silver for Indonesia in the Olympic Games men's 62 kilograms in Rio de Janeiro on Monday evening local time. 

Eko posted a total 312 kilograms, from 142 kg snatch lift and 170 clean-and-jerk lift. He failed in his second and third attempts to lift 146 kg. 

The medal is Eko's third after he won bronze in both the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2012 London Olympics.

The gold medal went to Colombian weightlifter Figueroa Mosquera, who lifted 318 kg, and the bronze to Kazakhstani Farkhad Kharky, who chalked a 305 kg lift. 

Eko's compatriot Muhammad Hasbi, who also competed in the men's 60 kg, failed to make it to the top three with total lift of 290 kg.

Indonesia saw its first medal in the Rio Olympics after weightlifter Sri Wahyuni earned silver in the women's 48 kg. Indonesia is also vying for medals in the men's 69 kg and 77 kg. 

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