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RIYADH: Ali Majed led the Saudi Arabian men’s weightlifting team to a third-place finish in the overall team rankings at the 2021 International Weightlifting Federation Youth World Cup, which was held in Jeddah on Tuesday.

Russia won the tournament, followed by the US. In the women’s overall rankings, the US finished first, followed by Russia and Iran. The event was organized by the Saudi Arabian Weightlifting Federation. 

Majed won bronze in the men’s 55-kilogram competition after he took silver in the 55kg snatch category. Majed had previously won bronze at the 2020 IWF Youth Online World Cup.

“We are proud of the Kingdom’s organization of the World Youth Weightlifting Championships, which was one of the best even among recent senior competitions,” Mohammed Jalloud, the general secretary of the International Weightlifting Federation, said.

Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee vice president Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz presented the teams with their trophies.