Men’s weightlifting ‘heavyweight signboard’ Jin Yoon-seong 안전놀이터(28, Goyang Special City Hall) won the 2023 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Grand Prix 1st round impression and total, winning two gold medals.
Yunseong Jin won two gold medals in the men’s 109kg category held in Havana, Cuba on the 18th (Korean time) with a weight of 165kg and a total weight of 361kg, and a silver medal in the jerk with 196kg, the head coach of his team, Choi Jong-geun, reported locally. .
On this day, Jin Yun-seong lifted 165kg in the second round of the hike, ahead of Columbie Saname Juan (Cuba), who weighed 160kg in the third round, and Viera Espinora Hernan Moises (Peru), who lifted 145kg in the second round, to win the championship. did.
This competition is a quarter competition for the 2024 Paris Olympics, and as Yunseong Jin did not participate in last year’s world championships due to a knee injury, he entered this competition to meet the conditions for participation in the Olympics.
Jin Yun-seong has not fully recovered from his knee injury, but he showed off his potential to win two gold medals despite the physical and psychological burden of the Grand Prix competition, following the Asian Championships domestic selection and Jinju Asian Championships, to participate in next year’s Olympics.
Director Choi Jong-geun said, “The time difference between Korea and Korea is 13 hours, and the temperature is over 35 degrees, so it was difficult to adjust the condition.” I did my best, but the result was better than I thought.”
On the other hand, Jin Yun-seong plans to focus on conditioning and improving his skills after returning home to focus on the goal of winning a medal at the Asian Games in Hangzhou in September and the Olympic Quarter Competition, which requires three more competitions.