Syrian Asa'd wins golden medal in World Weightlifting Challenge Cup

Zurich - Syrian weightlifter Maa'n Asa'd won the gold medal in the World Weightlifting Challenge Cup which was held in Switzerland.

Asa'd was able to lift 180 Kg (snatch) and 233 kg (clean and jerk) crossing the American and Chinese athletes.

It is to be mentioned that Asa'd harvested three gold medals in the first stage of the World Weightlifting Championship in Thailand last month.  

Besides, this competition is a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.