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Eko Yuli Irawan (born 24 July 1989) is an Indonesian weightlifter, Olympian, and World Champion competing in the 62 kg category until 2018 and 61 kg starting in 2018 after the International Weightlifting Federation reorganized the categories.[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)

In his career he has won three medals at the Summer Olympics, five medals at world championships, and three medals at the Asian Games, including a gold in 2018.[4]

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CareerEdit

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.[5] At the 2007 Junior World Championships he won the gold medal in the 56 kg category, lifting 273 kg in total.[6]

Irawan ranked eighth at the 2006 World Championships in the 56 kg category.[6] At the 2007 World Championships he won the bronze medal in the 56 kg category, lifting 278 kg in total.[6]

Irawan won gold medals at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games and 2018 Asian Games.[7]

At the 2008 Asian Championships he won the silver medal in the 62 kg category, lifting 305 kg in total.[6]

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.[6] 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.

Major resultsEdit

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2008   Beijing, China 56 kg 125 130 130 2 152 158 158 3 288  
2012   London, Great Britain 62 kg 138 142 145 2 168 168 172 3 317  
2016   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 62 kg 142 146 146 2 170 176 179 3 312  
World Championships
2006   Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 56 kg 116 116 121 9 143 150 153 7 266 6
2007   Chiang Mai, Thailand 56 kg 124 124 127 5 154 156 156   278  
2009   Goyang, South Korea 62 kg 135 140 143   166 171 174   315  
2010   Antalya, Turkey 62 kg 135 140 143 5 166 171 172   312 4
2011   Paris, France 62 kg 135 139 139 4 165 171 173   310  
2014   Almaty, Kazakhstan 62 kg 136 136 141 4 165 171 175   316  
2015   Houston, United States 62 kg 138 142 143 4 166 176 177 5 304 4
2018   Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 61 kg 137 141 143   165 170 174   317  
Asian Games
2010   Guangzhou, China 62 kg 137 141 144 3 170 170 177 3 311  
2014   Incheon, South Korea 62 kg 138 142 145 4 166 174 174 3 308  
2018   Jakarta, Indonesia 62 kg 137 141 145 1 165 170 175 1 311  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Eko Irawan. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b c Eko Yuli Irawan. asiangames2018.id
  3. ^ PDF listing of 2018 Group A world championship entrants in 61 kg
  4. ^ "Profil Tokoh: Eko Yuli Irawan". METROTVNEWS. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  5. ^ "IRAWAN Eko". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d e "IRAWAN Eko Yuli". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
  7. ^ "RI titans dominant at Games". The Jakarta Post. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2009.

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