Originally competing in the 85 kg and 94 kg categories until 2018, and the 96 kg category starting in 2018, Qatari weightlifter Fares Ibrahim Saed Hassouna El-Bakh (born 4 June 1998).
Better known as Fares Ibrahim Saed Hassouna El-Bakh, is an Olympic champion and two-time Junior World champion.
He has set two junior world records in the 96-kilogram weight class, with a clean and jerk of 225 kilogrammes and a total of 397 kilogrammes.
Fares Ibrahim Saed Hassouna El-Bakh competed for Egypt in the Olympics three times in a row, from 1984 to 1992.
Fares Ibrahim Saed Hassouna El-Bakh Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Qatar’s first ever Olympic champion, weightlifter Fares Ibrahim Saed Hassouna El-Bakh, broke two Games records on Saturday in Tokyo en route to becoming the country’s first Olympic gold medalist.
The 2019 world silver medalist dominated the men’s 96-kilogram division, setting personal bests in both the clean-and-jerk (225 kg) and total-lift categories (402kg).
Fares Ibrahim Saed Hassouna El-Bakh, now 23 years old, said, “I’m very honoured to have won a gold medal during these Olympics.” “I pray that my Olympic performance was satisfactory.”
Anton Pliesnoi came in second, behind Keydomar Sanchez of Venezuela. On his final attempt, Fares Ibrahim Saed Hassouna El-Bakh went for a world record 232 but fell short.
After Saif Asaad’s bronze in the 105-kilogram weight class at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, Qatar’s sixth Olympic medal was won by weightlifter Khalid El-Bakh.
Fares Ibrahim Saed Hassouna El-Bakh Set a New World Record by Lifting a Weight of 96kg
On Saturday, Fares Ibrahim Saed Hassouna El-Bakh broke the Olympic record in the men’s 96-kilogram weightlifting category with a total lift of 402 kilogrammes, earning him the gold medal.
Keydomar Giovanni Vallenilla Sanchez of Venezuela finished second (387 kilogrammes), just behind Fares Ibrahim Saed Hassouna El-Bakh, and Georgia’s Anton Pliesnoi won bronze.
In the snatch, Fares Ibrahim Saed Hassouna El-Bakh lifted 177 kilogrammes, and in the clean and jerk, he lifted 225 kilogrammes, both of which are Olympic records.
It was one of two records he set at the Olympics, the other being a combined score of 402 kilogrammes that nobody could beat.
Fares Ibrahim Saed Hassouna El-Bakh tried to break the world record with a clean and jerk of 232 kilogrammes (500 pounds), but he failed.
Fares Elbakh, a weightlifter from Qatar, won the first Olympic gold medal in the country’s history in Tokyo, breaking two Games records in the process.
On Saturday, the 2019 world silver medalist in the men’s 96kg weight class set new records in both the clean and jerk (225kg) and total lift (500kg) (402kg).
Fares Ibrahim Saed Hassouna El-Bakh Olympic Medals Won by Qatar
Since their debut appearance in 1984, Qatar has sent athletes to nine separate Summer Olympics. The gold medal won by El-Bakh is the first ever won by Qatar at the Olympics and the sixth medal won by the country overall.
Qatar has won six medals in total; three in athletics, two in weightlifting, and one in shooting. This will be Qatar’s first Winter Olympics.
The 23-year-old is making his second Olympic appearance and has already established himself as one of the best weightlifters in the world at the Junior and Senior levels.
El-Bakh, whose alias is Meso Hassouna, won his session by a comfortable margin. He outweighed the runner-up by 15 kilograms.
The following are the outcomes from the Men’s 96-Kilogram session that started at 2:50 am EST: