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Khuzestan weightlifting team crowned at 2nd International Fajr Cup

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Members of Iran’s Khuzestan weightlifting team poses with the trophy at the conclusion of the second edition of the International Fajr Cup began in Ahvaz, southwestern Iran, on March 12, 2017.

Iran’s Khuzestan weightlifting team has exhibited praiseworthy skills and strength at the second edition of the International Fajr Cup, and has been crowned as the champion of the championship.

On Sunday, Khuzestan squad finished in the first place at the end of the competitions in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, located approximately 830 kilometers southwest of the capital, Tehran, with a total of 24 (eleven gold, eight silver and five bronze) medals, having collected 623 points.

Iran’s national youth team ranked second with eleven gold, six silver and six bronze medals, having tallied 618 points.

The Turkish weightlifting outfit landed in the third slot with a total of one gold, four silver and three bronze medals, having earned 545 points.

The second edition of the International Fajr Cup began in Ahvaz, southwestern Iran, on March 9, and will finish on March 14, 2017.

Iranian weightlifter Reza Biralvand (R)

Reza Biralvand, an Iran’s national youth team weightlifter in the 94-kilogramg category, garnered 432.82 points and was named the best athlete in the contests. He received a cash prize of 3,000 US dollars.

His compatriot Ali Makvandi, a member of Khuzestan weightlifting team, scored 420.77 points and got 2,000 dollars in prize money.

Reza Dehdar, a Khuzestan team competitor, racked up 402.68 points and was awarded 1,000 US dollars as the third best weightlifter.

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