Natasya Beteyob produced a fantastic final lift to win women’s 55kg gold ©Konya 2021

Natasya Beteyob snatched women’s 55 kilogram victory from Turkmenistan’s Kristina Şermetowa with the final lift as Indonesia added more weightlifting golds to their tally at the Islamic Solidarity Games here.

Sermetowa was in a good position to add the overall and clean and jerk titles to her snatch gold only for Beteyob to pull off a superb last attempt at Tuyap Fair Center in Konya.

Adding 7kg on to the bar, Beteyob managed to lift 111kg, putting her 1kg in front in the overall score and increasing the pressure on Sermetowa.

The Turkmenistan lifter, whose best effort was 105kg, failed at the same attempt as Beteyob, meaning she had to settle for the snatch crown.

Beteyob claimed victory with 195kg after notching 84kg in snatch and 111kg in clean and jerk

Iran’s Poupak Basami helped herself to the bronze medal after finishing on 165kg with 71kg in snatch and 94kg in clean and jerk.

There was also success for another Indonesian in Ricko Saputra who produced a dominant display to win the snatch, clean and jerk and overall men’s 61kg titles.

Ricko Saputra, centre, stands at the top of the podium after winning men’s 61kg title ©Konya 2021
Ricko Saputra, centre, stands at the top of the podium after winning men’s 61kg title ©Konya 2021

Saputra clinched top spot with 128kg in snatch and 163kg in clean and jerk to total 291kg.

Seraj Al-Saleem of Saudi Arabia claimed all three silver medals, finishing with an overall result of 277kg after posting in 123kg in snatch and 154kg in clean and jerk.

Kazakhstan’s Otepbergen Aliyev finished on 271kg in total, sealing a bronze in snatch and clean and jerk.

Algeria, Turkey and Morocco all enjoyed plenty of bocce joy at the Tuyap Fair Center.

Bachir Mohamed Mokhtari and Lamia-Chibani Chahrazah of Algeria won the respective men’s precision shooting and women’s raffa double titles.

They both defeated Turkish opponents in the final with Mokhtari overcoming Faik Dursun Ozturk 14-8, while Lamia-Chibani Chahrazad beat Esile Emen-bahar çil 12-8 to strike gold.

Turkey came out on top in two events, with Necla Sahin and Burak Altay winning the mixed relay gold and Rukiye Varol claiming the women’s raffa singles title.

The men’s raffa doubles crown was won by Abdelijalil El Moustafid and Yassimo Ouinaksi of Morocco, while compatriot Fatiha Targhaoui triumphed in the women’s precision shooting final.

Commonwealth Games champion Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan became the Islamic Solidarity Games gold medallist after registering 88.55 metres in the men’s javelin throw on the final day of athletics competition.

Ahmed Magour of Qatar was second with 74.28m, while Ali Fathi Ganji of Iran scored 71.42m for third slot.

Anvar Anvarov of Uzbekistan clinched men’s long jump gold with a leap of 8.01m as Ildar Akhmadiev of Tajikistan posted 7.86m for second and Necatı Er of Turkey notched 71.42m for bronze.

The women’s 1500m final saw Winfred Yavi of Bahrain emerge victorious with a winning time of 4mins 14.35secs.

Turkey’s Ekaterıne Gulıyev grabbed silver with 4:16.41 and Soukaina Hajji of Morocco bagged bronze with 4:16.65.

Abdellatif Sadiki of Morocco will take home the men’s 1500m gold after registering 3:54.40, while Qatar’s Abdirahman Hassan became a silver medallist with 3:54.46 and Salim Keddar of Algeria completed the set with 3:54.72.

Turkey claimed men’s 4x100m relay gold in 38.74, while Bahrain sealed silver in 39.01 and Oman bagged bronze in 39.21.

The Gambia won the women’s 4x100m relay crown after scoring 43.83, finishing ahead of Bahrain and Turkey.