The Arab Weightlifting Federation crowned Qatar’s Olympic Gold medalist and champion Fares Ibrahim as Best Arab Weightlifter in a ceremony held in the Iraqi governorate of Erbil.

The coronation of the Qatari champion came after claiming three gold medals, a total of 361 kilograms, beating all participants in the Arab Weightlifting Championship hosted by Iraq and participated by 140 male and female weightlifters representing 14 Arab countries.

The Qatari weightlifter presented a distinguished season that began with the Olympic gold medal in weightlifting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and a gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championships (IWF) in the Uzbek capital Tashkent in December after lifting a total of 394 kilograms.

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