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Junior Iranian lifters at crest of IWF Junior World Championships

Iran's national junior weightlifting team

Iran's national junior weightlifting team has collected 454 points at the 2016 edition of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Junior World Championships in Georgia.

Iran reached the crest of the tournament with a total of six medals, including two silver and four bronze ones. The host country finished as vice champion with 441 points and Japan took the third place having collected 423 points.

On Friday, Iran’s Alireza Dehghan received three medals, among them two silver ones, in the 105-kilogram weight category of the contests in Tbilisi.

The 19-year-old Iranian athlete raised 171 kilograms overhead to win the snatch bronze medal. Spanish competitor Marcos Ruiz I Velasco claimed the silver with the same weight lift. Georgian weightlifter Giorgi Chkheidze elevated 172 kilograms to clinch the gold medal.

The Iranian athlete won the silver medal in the clean and jerk with 207 kilograms. Chkheidze also lifted 207 kilograms to earn the third spot and settle for a bronze medal. Russia’s Nikita Solovev won the gold with a lift of 210 kilograms.

Dehghan finished in the second place with a total lift of 378 kilograms to win the silver medal. Chkheidze landed in the first overall slot with 379 kilograms. Solovev occupied the third place with an aggregate of 375 kilograms.

Earlier, Reza Beiralvand participated in the 94-kilogram competitions, and lifted 161 kilograms to claim the snatch bronze medal for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

He clinched the bronze medal in the clean and jerk with a lift of 201 kilograms, and received the bronze for an aggregate of 362 kilograms.

The 2016 edition of the IWF Junior World Championships kicked off on June 23 and ended on July 2.

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