Iran crowned Asian weightlifting champions

TALDYKORGAN, Kazakhstan, May 15 (MNA) -- Iran finished in first place at the 40th Asian Senior Men’s Weightlifting Championship in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan on Friday.

Iran climbed the podium with 583 points, winning six golds, six silvers, and three bronzes. Kazakhstan and China came in second and third respectively in the tournament.


Sohrab Moradi in the 85 kg class won golds in the snatch (168 kg), clean and jerk (199), and total lift (367 kg).


Rashid Sharifi in +105 kg class also claimed golds in the snatch (200 kg), clean and jerk (240 kg), and total lift (440 kg).


Behdad Salimi in the +105 kg class won three silvers and Asghar Ebrahimi in 105 kg bagged three silvers.


Mohsen Beiranvand (105 kg), Navab Nasir Shelal (94 kg), and Rasoul Taghian (77 kg) won bronzes.


The tournament began on May 12 and ends on May 16.


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