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Iran’s Moradi wins world weightlifting championships, breaks world records

Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi

Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi has been brilliant as he broke 2 world records and clinched the whole 3 gold medals of the 94kg category at the 2017 IWF World Weightlifting Championships currently underway in the United States.

The Rio Olympic Champion set a new world record of 417 kilograms for the combined total on Monday. The 30-year-old successfully lifted 184 kilograms in the snatch before hoisting 233 kilograms in the clean and jerk which smashed the 17-year record of 232 kilograms set by a Polish athlete.

In the same division, another Iranian weightlifter Seyyed Ayub Mousavi grabbed bronze both in the total and the clean and jerk. Meanwhile, in the 85kg category, Iran’s Kianoush Rostami showed immense physical courage to claim thesnatch silver, despite a serious knee injury. The Rio Olympic gold medalist managed to lift 174 kilograms for the precious medal but failed in all his clean and jerk attempts.

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