China’s Li Dayin has made history at the 2023 Asian Powerlifting Championships in Jinju, South Korea. The 25-year-old weightlifter set a new world record in both the Snatch and Total categories in the 89-kilogram weight class. Li Dayin lifted 180 kilograms (396.8 pounds) in the Snatch, surpassing the previous world record of 179 kilograms (394.6 pounds). He then lifted 216 kilograms (476.2 pounds) in the Clean & Jerk, giving him a Total of 396 kilograms (873 pounds) and another world record. Li Dayin’s impressive performance has helped China dominate the competition.
Li Dayin opened his Snatch attempts with a lift of 171 kilograms (377 pounds) and went on to lift 176 kilograms (388 pounds) for his second attempt. He then completed his third attempt at 180 kilograms (396.8 pounds), setting the new world record. In the Clean & Jerk, Li Dayin opened with 205 kilograms (451.9 pounds) and attempted 216 kilograms (476.2 pounds) for his second lift but was not successful. He then succeeded in lifting 216 kilograms (476.2 pounds) on his third attempt, setting the new world record in the Total category.
Li Dayin’s performance has cemented his position as one of the greatest weightlifters in history. He has won the 2022 World Weightlifting Championships and the 2019 and 2023 Asian Weightlifting Championships. Li Dayin has also set numerous world records over the years. His decision to move up to the 89-kilogram weight class has proven to be the right choice.
Li Dayin’s victory at the 2023 Asian Powerlifting Championships has put him on track for the 2024 Paris Olympics, where he hopes to win his first medal. Despite being only 25 years old, Li Dayin has already made an immeasurable impact on the sport of weightlifting.
Li Dayin’s fellow Chinese weightlifter, Tian Tao, finished in second place in the U89KG category with a Total of 387 kilograms (853.2 pounds). Mir Mostafa Javadi from Iran finished in third place with a Total of 364 kilograms (802.4 pounds).
Li Dayin’s performance at the 2023 Asian Powerlifting Championships has been nothing short of phenomenal. He has set new world records in both the Snatch and Total categories, cementing his position as one of the greatest weightlifters in history. His victory has helped China dominate the competition, and he is now on track to win his first medal at the 2024 Paris Olympics.