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Mohamed Ihab wins bronze medal in weightlifting

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Posted on August 11, 2016
Mohamed Ihab

Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Mohamed Ihab finished third in the 77kg finals to clinch Egypt’s second medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Egyptian weightlifter managed a personal best of 165kg in the snatch section, before lifting 196kg – 5kg less than his personal best in 2015 –  in the clean-and-jerk to finish with a total of 361kg.

China’s Xiaojun Lyu managed a total of 379kg to finish in second place, setting a new snatch world record in the process.

Nijat Rahimov also finished with 379kg – winning due to his lesser body weight – to clinch the gold medal, after setting a new clean-and-jerk world record of 214kg, to make up for a 12kg deficit in the snatch category.

Ihab’s medal is Egypt’s second in weightlifting – and overall at – after Sara Ahmed also won bronze in the 69kg women’s weightlifting category.

Ihab also won silver at the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, Texas while competing in the same class.

Egyptian Ibrahim Ramadan finished in 9th place, managing 152kg in snatch and 186kg in clean-and-jerk for a total of 338kg.

Scroll through the photos below to see Ihab in action during the finals:

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Mohamed Ihab

Photos: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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