Rostami grabs Iran's first medal, breaks own world record

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 13 (MNA) – Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami won the gold medal in the men’s 85-kg category at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games on August 12, 2016.

Kianoush Rostami won Iran’s first medal of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games in the men's 85-kilogram category and broke his own world record after lifting a total of 396 kilograms.

Rostami, 25, a bronze medalist in the same category in London four years ago, made 217kg with his final clean and jerk for a total of 396kg, beating his world record by one kilogram.

China’s Tian Tao claimed silver on 395kg while Romanian Gabriel Sincraian took bronze with a lift of 390 kilograms.

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