The host country, Jordan, have got off to the perfect start by winning gold at the 4th West Asian Weightlifting Championships taking place at the Sport Palace inside Al Hussein Youth City.
More than 100 lifters from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Palestine and Jordan are taking part and Quot Abazeh gave Jordan an early boost on the opening day by winning gold in the women’s 69kg.
She lifted an incredible 122kg (57kg clean & Jerk and 65kg snatch) to take the title ahead of Iraq's Lujain Hazim, while Jordan's Hiba Al Ghaszo took bronze.
In the 48kg weight, Iraq's Israa' Aziz took gold with a combined 113kg, while teammate Ushein Muhsen took gold in the -63kg and Jordan's Sara Abu Shaweesh won silver.
Bahrain's Zahra' Hassan lifted gold in the 53kg, while her compatriot Nuha Jaboo won the +75kg. In the men’s competitions, Saudi Arabia’s Saleh Al Baq'awi took the 50kg title, followed by Bahrain’s Salman Tareq who took silver and Jordan's Omar Al Zu'bi who finished third.