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Iran bodybuilders win 7 medals in amateur world cup

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This photo shows Iranian bodybuilders at the 2015 Olympia Amateur World Showdown started in Moscow, Russia.

Iran's bodybuilding squad has wrapped up its campaign at the 2015 Olympia Amateur World Showdown in Russia with seven medals, including four gold.

Mohsen Zare’ Beigi and Babak Akbarnia claimed gold for Iran in the 75-kilogram and minus 85-kilogram weight classes respectively at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center in Moscow.

Khalil Asadi and Mojtaba Notaraki also stole the show in the 95-kilogram and heavyweight divisions, snatching two more gold medals.

Morteza Owaisi Pak-Niyyat scooped up a silver medal in the 95-kilogram category.

Ali Aghbeiglou won silver in the men’s physique contest.

Arash Fayyazi also snatched a bronze for Iran in the physique competitions.

Additionally, the impressive Akbarnia was named the overall best athlete.

The 2015 Olympia Amateur World Showdown started in Moscow, Russia, on December 4, and concluded on December 6.

The 2015 Olympia Amateur World Showdown started in Moscow, Russia, on December 4, and concluded on December 6. The tournament was held in four categories.

The gold medal winners in each division at the 2015 Olympia Amateur World Showdown received $4,000 in prize money, while the silver medalists were awarded $2,000. The bronze medal winners earned $1,000. The overall best athlete received $8,000.


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