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Egypt's Mohamed Ihab Breaks World Record at International Weightlifting Championship 2018

Egyptian weightlifting champ Mohamed Ihab broke the record by lifting three kilos more than the previous world record.

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This week at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) championships, Mohamed Ihab from Egypt set the world record, receiving a gold medal in the men's 81-kilogram category.

Ihab, 28, was able to lift 173 kg in the Snatch category, which is three kilograms heavier than the world's previous record. For the Clean and Jerk category, Ihab was able to lift 200 kg, granting him a bronze medal within the category.

With a total of 373 kg lifted in the entire competition, Ihab received the silver medal, following Olympic champion Lu Xiajun from China, who won the gold medal for the total amount lifted at 374 kg.

The IWF championships, taking place in the city of Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, featured a 81kg event, marking it as the first time for the world championship to have weights that heavy.

Ihab has received over 23 medals in total throughout his weightlifting career, being an Olympic Bronze medalist, as well as receiving two gold medals in the Mediterranean Games in Spain last June in the men's 77kg category.

Main image from IWF.