Weightlifting-Qatar's Elhakh wins gold in men's 96 kg event

Weightlifting - Men's 96kg - Group A
Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Weightlifting - Men's 96kg - Group A - Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan - July 31, 2021. Fares Ibrahim Elbakh of Qatar celebrates. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) - Qatar's Fares Ibrahim Elbakh won the gold medal in the men's 96 kg weightlifting event and set an Olympic record of a combined lift of 402 kg at the Tokyo Games on Saturday.

Venezuela's Keydomar Vallenilla Sanchez won sliver and Georgia's Anton Pliesnoi claimed bronze.

Reporting by Junko Fujita Editing by Christian Radnedge

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