Today in Havana (Cuba) starts the Grand Prix of the International Weightlifting Federation. The tournament is a qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Turkmenistan will be represented by 3 athletes at the competition. According to ORIENT, famous weightlifters - Gaygysyz Toryaev, Shatlyk Shohradov and Polina Gurieva - the first silver medalist of the Olympic Games in the recent history of Turkmenistan, are on the application list.
More than 400 athletes from 72 countries will take part in the tournament in Havana.
In weightlifting at the 2024 Summer Games there will be five weight categories. In men, competitions will be held in the categories up to 61 kg, up to 73 kg, up to 89 kg, up to 102 kg and over 102 kg. For women: up to 49 kg, up to 59 kg, up to 71 kg, up to 81 kg and over 81 kg.
We remind that on July 27 at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2022, Polina Guryeva lifted 96 kilograms in the snatch and 121 kilograms in the clean and jerk, winning a silver medal in the weight category up to 59 kilograms.