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Iranian lifter wins 2 golds at worlds
Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:38AM
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Iranian world champion Kianoush Rostami (C ), silver medalist Benjamin Hennequin (L) from France and bronze medalist Adrian Zielinski from Poland pose on the podium during the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships' finals on November 11.
Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami has won two golds and one bronze medal at the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships in France.


The Iranian champion won a gold medal in the clean and jerk section, pocketed a bronze in the snatch, and took another gold in the men's 85-kilogram division in total at Disneyland Paris on Friday, IRNA reported.

Rostami lifted 173 kilograms in the snatch and stood third after Andrei Rybakou from Belarus and the 2010 World Champion Adrian Zielinski from Poland.

He also hoisted 209 kilograms in the clean and jerk, one kilogram more than his French opponent Benjamin Hennequin, who stood second, and four kilograms more than Yoelmis Hernandez from Cuba.

In total, the 20-year-old Rostami won the gold with 382 kilograms, followed by Hennequin and Zielinski, respectively.

Earlier in April, the Iranian lifter finished runner-up at the Asian Championships.

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