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World Championships: Massidda wins silver in Saudi Arabia to become second in Olympic qualifying ranking


Extraordinary Sergio Massidda.

At the World Weightlifting Championships in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Italian won a stunning silver medal in the 61 kg category.

Already second at the European Championships in Yerevan (Armenia) in April, the Sardinian lifted a total of 302 kg: 137 in snatch and 165 in clean and jerk.

Gold went to China’s Fabin Li (308 kg), rounding out the podium another Chinese athlete, Ding Hongjie, third with 301 kg.

This wonderful result catapults Massidda (ANSA photo) to second spot in the qualifying ranking for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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