Iran on the Top
Iran weightlifter Moradi wins 3 gold medals
Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi has won three gold medals at the Asian Weightlifting Championships in Kazakhstan. Moradi took the three medals after he placed first in the 85 kg class on Wednesday. The Iranian athlete lifted a total of 367 kg, 168 kg in snatch and 199 kg in clean and jerk.
Weightlifters from Uzbekistan (362 kg) and the host country Kazakhstan (354 kg) stood in the second and third places respectively.
The Asian Weightlifting Championships are being held at Taldykorgan in Kazakhstan May 9 -16, with a total of 168 athletes participating in the event.
Sohrab Moradi in the 85 kg class won three golds in snatch (168 kg), clean and jerk(199) and total lift (367 kg).Rashid Sharifi in +105 kg class also claimed three golds in snatch (200 kg), clean and jerk (240 kg) and total lift (440 kg).
Behdad Salimi in +105 kg 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 the bronze.
Iran won first place of the 40th Asian Senior Men’s Weightlifting Championship. Iran climbed the podium with 583 points, winning six golds, six slivers and three bronzes. Kazakhstan and China came second and third respectively in the tournament.