Weightlifting Father and Son Repeat the Busan Ceremony

[Asian Games] Weightlifting Father and Son Repeat the Busan Ceremony from 21 Years Ago in Hangzhou

Indonesian Abdullah holds gold medal ceremony with his father

Xiaoshan Sports Center on the evening of the 3rd, where the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games men’s weightlifting 73kg competition was held.

Ramat Erwin Abdullah

The stadium was buzzing when Indonesia’s ‘weightlifting star’ Ramat Erwin Abdullah (23),

who had already secured the gold medal in the second period of the clean and jerk,

raised the weight to 201kg, equivalent to a new world record in the clean and jerk, in the third period.

Eventually, when he easily succeeded in lifting 201kg, thunderous applause erupted,

Abdullah motioned to the coach to come to the competition area. 바카라사이트

The coach and players on the podium made various poses that seemed to show off their muscles with humorous expressions.

The coach who shared the joy of winning the gold medal was his father, Erwin Abdullah.

Abdullah, born in 2000, is the son of an Indonesian weightlifting couple.

Busan Asian Games

Abdullah’s father, Erwin Abdullah, won a silver medal in the 69kg class at the 2002 Busan Asian Games,

his mother, Amiasun Budi Ono, also competed as an elite weightlifter.

After the awards ceremony, Abdullah explained the meaning of the pose to reporters.

He recreated his father’s image 21 years ago at the Busan Asian Games.

He said, “Our celebration today is the same as my father’s during the 2002 competition in Korea.

We celebrated with the same movements back then,” and added,

“Today, we congratulated ourselves (on winning the gold medal) by recalling the movements from that time.”

He expressed confidence by saying, “Everything went smoothly as expected,”

when asked what his “ultimate goal” was, he smiled and said, “It’s a secret.”

He competed in the 81kg class when he won the World Championships held in Riyadh,

Saudi Arabia last month, and entered this competition by lowering his weight in just a few weeks.

“I had a lot of trouble preparing,” he said with a smile,

adding, “I had to control what I ate to lose weight for 3 to 4 weeks, but now that it’s over,

I’ll eat as much as I can.”

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