Two Indonesian Lifter Wins First Gold Medal in ISG 2017

Two Indonesian Lifter Wins First Gold Medal in ISG 2017
Surahmat Wijoyo after receiving the weightlifting gold medal in ISG 2017
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BAKU - Indonesian weightlifter, Surahmat Wijoyo won the first gold medal in the Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) 2017 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Wijoyo won the gold medal in the mens 56 kilogram (kg) category.

He managed the best clean and jerk lift of 145 kg to win with an overall weight of 261 kg. Meanwhile, his teammate Muhamad Furkon took the second place in the mens 56 kg category. Silver medalist Muhamad Furkon of Indonesia succeeded in lifting a 256 kg.

With the success of the two mens weightlifters, Indonesia took the lead in the medals tally. Meanwhile, Iran and Turkey had won one gold and one silver medal respectively.

Succes also came to women lifter, Sri Wahyuni. This silver medalist at Rio Olympic 2016 also successfully defended gold medal at in class of 48 kg. Sri Wahyuni made a total force of 186 kg, 106 kg of snatch and 80 kg of clean and jerk.

Silver medal won by Saziye Erdogan and bronze medal won by Somze Karakol, both from Turkey.

At the previous ISG, Indonesia emerged as the overall champion, bagging 36 gold medals, 35 silver medals, and 34 bronze medals. Iran came in second in the medal standings at the third ISG, with 30 gold medals, 17 silver medals, and 12 bronze medals.

The ISG was held in the South Sumatra provincial capital of Palembang, Indonesia, from September 22 to October 1, 2013. Egypt finished in third place, with 26 gold medals, 28 silver medals, and 31 bronze medals and Malaysia came fourth, with 26 gold medals, 19 silver medals, and 29 bronze medals. Meanwhile, Turkey won 23 gold medals, 31 silver medals, and 49 bronze medals to secure the fifth place.

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