Bahrain super-heavyweight won the men's +109kg title by 31 kilograms on the final day of weightlifting action at the Asian Games in Hangzhou ©Getty Images

Gor Minasyan is looking forward to a rest after ending the busiest period of his weightlifting career with gold at the Asian Games here in Hangzhou.

The Bahrain super-heavyweight declined two of his attempts in the men's +109 kilograms final and still finished 31kg clear of Ali Davoudi, Iran’s only medallist in the eight days of competition here, with Rustam Djangabaev from Uzbekistan third.

"This is the first time I lifted in so many competitions in a year," said 28-year-old Minasyan after his fifth total of 450kg-plus since last October.

"Now I can take a break. I don’t need to worry about any other competition for a while."

Because his best qualifying total of 464kg is certain to be enough for a place at Paris 2024, Minasyan said he will not compete at the Grand Prix in Qatar in December or the Asian Championships in Uzbekistan in February, the next two qualifiers.

"Next for me will be the Asian Indoor Games in Thailand in February," he said.

"I’m very satisfied with this medal and with my results in the five competitions."

All three medallists gave up after five attempts. Minasyan made 212-245-457, Davoudi 192-234-426 and Djangabaev, who had been injured six weeks ago, 190-233-423.

Park Hyejeong won the women's +87kg weightlifting title at the Asian Games to add to her world crown ©Getty Images
Park Hyejeong won the women's +87kg weightlifting title at the Asian Games to add to her world crown ©Getty Images

The 20-year-old Korean Park Hyejeong added Asian Games gold in the +87kg category to the world title she won last month in the women’s super-heavyweights.

Park was left with a clear run at victory in both competitions because of an elbow injury sustained by Olympic champion and multiple world record holder Li Wenwen, who retired from the World Championships before halfway. Li withdrew from the Asian Games a few days before the Opening Ceremony.

"She is much better than us," said Park, referring to herself and silver medallist team-mate Son Younghee.

"I’m very sory for Li Wenwen. I would prefer if she had competed today. It’s nice to win gold but not when somebody is injured."

Park, who made all six lifts for 125-169-294, said she had been inspired as a girl by the 2008 Olympic champion Jang Mi-ran, who is now Korea’s deputy Sports Minister.

"When I was little Jang Mi-ran was my role model," said Park. "I was deeply inspired by her.

"I was too small to watch when Jang won in Beijing, but when I watched videos on YouTube I went to the federation and said ‘I want to be a weightlifter’.”

Duangaksorn Chaidee, the only super-heavyweight in Thailand, was third on 120-155-275 behind Son on 124-159-283.