Iran wins first world weightlifting title

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TEHRAN, Dec. 06 (MNA) – Iranian weightlifters won their first World Weightlifting Championships, which was held in Anaheim, Los Angeles, CA, USA from 28 November to 5 December.

Saeed Ali Hosseini and Behdad Salimi were two last Iranian weightlifters who won silver and bronze medals respectively on the last day of the competitions, leading the Iranian team to win the champioships with 509 points.

Behdad Salimi won the third place with a total of 453 kg. Saeed Ali Hosseini, after eight years absence, won a silver medal at 457kg. Also, at that weight, Lasha Talahhadze, a Georgian weightlifter and the Olympic champion, ranked the first and won gold.

Earlier, Kianoush Rostami had won a silver medal at 85 kg, Sohrab Moradi three gold medals at 94 kg, Sayed Ayyub Mousavi gained two bronzes and Ali Hashemi two gold medals and one bronze.

Iran's National Weightlifting Team entered the world championship with 8 weightlifters, who eventually won 5 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze medals and with 509 points won the world championship for the first time.

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