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Saudi weightlifter qualifies to Rio 2016 Olympics

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Riyadh: A Saudi weightlifter made history after he qualified for Rio 2016 Olympic Games to be kicked off on August 5 in Brazil.

20-year-old Mohammed Hussein Dhilib booked a spot in the global sporting event after his successful participation in Asian Qualifications Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, reported local Arabic daily Al-Riyadh.

He is expected to compete in the men's weightlifting 69kg category event alongside other champions from all over the world.

He ranked 10th in Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games and finished second in the Asian Championship in Thailand.

He was voted best weightlifter in the Arab Championship in Morocco 2012 after winning six gold medals.