Iranian weightlifters have collected nine medals at the 2016 Asian Youth & Junior Weightlifting Championships in Japan.
On Sunday, Iran’s Ahmad Ahmadnejad pocketed three medals in the 77-kilogram weight category in the Japanese capital city of Tokyo.
Ahmadnejad raised 137 kilograms overhead to receive the gold medal. A representative from Kazakhstan claimed the silver with the same lift but weight difference. Taqi Aghazadeh from Iran elevated 134 kilograms to take the bronze medal.
Aghazadeh topped the clean and jerk podium with 172 kilograms. Ahmadnejad finished second and won the silver with 168 kilograms. The Kazakh sportsman earned the bronze with a lift of 160 kilograms.
Aghazadeh finished the competition on an aggregate of 306 kilograms to win the gold medal. Ahmadzadeh and the Kazakh competitor landed in the second and third overall slots with 305 and 297 kilograms, respectively.
Additionally, Mohammad Moayyedi Amoli lifted 128 kilograms and won the snatch silver medal in the 85-kilogram weight class.
He claimed the gold medal in the clean and jerk with a lift of 160 kilograms, and struck the yellow metal for an aggregate of 288 kilograms.
The 2016 Asian Youth & Junior Weightlifting Championships opened in Tokyo on November 11, and will finish on November 15.
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