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Eko Yuli Irawan (born 24 July 1989) is an Indonesian weightlifter. Between 2007 and 2018 he won three medals at the Summer Olympics, four medals at world championships, and three medals at the Asian Games, including a gold in 2018.[3]

Eko Yuli Irawan
Eko Yuli Irawan 2016.jpg
Eko Yuli Irawan after the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1989-07-24) 24 July 1989 (age 29)
Lampung, Indonesia[1]
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)[2]
Weight60.87 kg (134 lb)
Sport
CountryIndonesia
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)–61 kg
Coached byAveenash Pandoo[2]
2018 Asian Games podium, Left-right: Vinh, Irawan and Ergashev with President Joko Widodo (center)

BiographyEdit

Irawan's father worked as a paddle rickshaw driver, while his mother was selling vegetables. Irawan took up weightlifting in 2000.[2] At the 2006 Junior World Championships he won the silver medal in the 56 kg category, lifting 269 kg in total.[4] At the 2007 Junior World Championships he won the gold medal in the 56 kg category, lifting 273 kg in total.[5]

Irawan ranked eighth at the 2006 World Championships in the 56 kg category.[5] At the 2007 World Championships he won the bronze medal in the 56 kg category, lifting 278 kg in total.[5]

Irawan won gold medals at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games and 2018 Asian Games.[6]

At the 2008 Asian Championships he won the silver medal in the 62 kg category, lifting 305 kg in total.[5]

Irawan won the bronze medal in the 56 kg category at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, lifting 288 kg in total. He won the silver medal in the 62 kg category at the 2009 World Weightlifting Championships, with 315 kg in total.[5] At the 2011 World Championships he won the bronze medal in the 62 kg category, lifting 310 kg in total.

Irawan won his second consecutive Olympic bronze medal in 2012, lifting 317 kg in total. He improved to a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.[1] He also become world champion in newly created 61 kg category in world weightlifting championsip 2018 in Ashgbat, Turkmenistan, also world record holder in clean & jerk at 174 kg and world record holder in total lift at 317 kg in that category.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Eko Irawan. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b c Eko Yuli Irawan. asiangames2018.id
  3. ^ "Profil Tokoh: Eko Yuli Irawan". METROTVNEWS. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  4. ^ "IRAWAN Eko". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e "IRAWAN Eko Yuli". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
  6. ^ "RI titans dominant at Games". The Jakarta Post. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2009.

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