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Iran bodybuilding team top-ranked in Asian championships

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Iranian national bodybuilding team

Iranian national bodybuilding squad has hulked into the top position at the 50th edition of AFBF Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships in China.

Iran claimed the title after earning seven gold, one silver, and one bronze medals at the end of the four-day tournament of the Asian Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness at Jiuhua Resort & Convention Center in the Chinese capital city of Beijing on May 21.

Iran’s Mohsen Mahmoudi and Mehdi Mostafalou claimed gold medals in the 70-kilogram and 80-kilogram weight classes, respectively, while Mehdi Ghanavati snatched another gold in the minus 85-kilogram category.

Saeed Moammar and Maysam Keshvari also landed in the first place, and were awarded gold medals in the minus 90-kilogram and minus 95-kilogram weight sections.

In the minus 100-kilogram division, Ruhollah Mirhosseini and Ayat Najd-Bagheri also snatched a gold and bronze medal for Iran respectively.

Additionally, Hamid Lakzaei pocketed a gold medal in the over 100-kilogram class. Ramezan Ghanbarlou also collected a bronze in the section.

The 50th edition of AFBF Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships kicked off in Beijing, China, on May 18 and concluded on May 21.


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