Silver medalist at the 2019 World Championships, 23-year-old El-Bakh set a new Olympic record lifting 225 kg in the clean and jerk, accumulating 402 kg in total.

El-Bakh even tried to break the world record of 232 kg on his last try, to no avail.

Behind the Qatari, the Venezuelan Keydomar Sanchez took the silver medal, and the Georgian Anton Pliesnoi the bronze.

This is Qatar’s sixth Olympic medals, the second in weightlifting after Saif Asaad’s bronze in less than 105 kg in Sydney (2000).